Brett Mitchell, conductor
Ethel Smyth – Overture to The Wreckers (arr. Mark Buller)
Wojciech Kilar – Orawa
Camille Saint-Saëns – Cello Concerto No. 1 (Richard Belcher, soloist)
Ernst Toch – Geographical Fugue
Jim Stephenson – ROCOmotive (world-premiere commission)
W.A. Mozart – Symphony No. 35, “Haffner”
The Houston-based professional ensemble ROCO is excited to offer free weekly livestream rebroadcasts of our past In Concert performances, featuring the full 40-piece chamber orchestra. Each broadcast will take place at 12pm (Pacific), and can be found on both our Facebook page and website.
We continue our series of broadcasts with “Ticket to Ride” – a musical journey of Europe by rail, led by conductor Brett Mitchell in his ROCO debut. Hear the world premiere of Jim Stephenson’s ROCOmotive, a tribute to model trains; plus ROCO principal cellist Richard Belcher as soloist in Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1, along with Wojciech Kilar’s Orawa, Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers, Ernst Toch’s clever Geographical Fugue, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 35, “Haffner.” This concert was recorded live Feb. 23, 2019, at The Church of St. John the Divine in Houston, TX , with videography by Blueprint Film Co. and sound by Andy Bradley.
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