ROCO EarShot Showcase with American Composers Orchestra during League National Conference in Houston
Place & Time
Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Theater
Houston TX USA
June 7, 2024

ROCO In Concert: Magnetic

Friday, Jun 7 2024, 10:00am at Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Theater

Collaboration and innovation are on display in this June 7, 2024 showcase led by ROCO Artistic Partner and conductor Mei-Ann Chen as part of the 2024 League of American Orchestras Conference in Houston. Comprising several of ROCO’s previously commissioned world premiers and passion project works, alongside works by Errolyn Wallen, Ruth Gipps, and the premiere of a work by one of the finalists of ROCO and American Composers Orchestra’s EarShot Call for Scores by early career female composers, this concert highlights ROCO’s innovative nature, commitment to women composers, and expanding the classical canon. The EarShot finalists’ works will be workshopped and recorded June 5-6, 2024, in Houston, with selected participants collaborating with mentors – all established orchestra composers and industry leaders.



Mei-Ann Chen, Conductor



Reena Esmail, Teen Murti
(Past ROCO World Premiere Commission)

Ruth Gipps, Seascape

Jennifer Higdon, Dance Card: V. Machina Rockus
(Past ROCO World Premiere Commission)

Leanna Primiani, Neither men nor money validate my worth
(Past ROCO World Premiere Commission)

Heather Schmidt, Solitaire
(Past ROCO World Premiere Commission)

Errolyn Wallen, Photography: Movement I

Plus the world premiere of one work chosen from ROCO’s Earshot Readings (a program of the American Composers Orchestra, in partnership with the League of American Orchestras, American Composers Forum, and New Music USA)


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