ROCO In Concert: Checkmate

ROCO In Concert: Checkmate

ROCO

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2018-09-22 17:00:00
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. September 22
$15 Student, $25 Senior, $35 Regular

Location Info:

St. John the Divine Episcopal Church
2450 River Oaks
Houston, TX  77019
713-622-3600
ROCO’s In Concert series, which features the full 40-piece orchestra and live-streamed performances, kicks off September 22 with the world premiere of Maxime Goulet’s Checkmate, a chess game for piano and orchestra based on the legendary 1996 match where IBM’s “Deep Blue” computer defeated reigning world champion, Garry Kasparov. The piano part (played by the singular Lara Downes) represents Kasparov while the orchestra plays the part of Deep Blue, with the actual match projected above the stage in real-time. ROCO principals, Kristin Wolfe Jensen, bassoon, and Nathan Williams, clarinet, are the featured soloists on Mendelssohn’s Concert Piece No. 1 in F minor, op. 113. Conductor Paul Watkins, cellist with the Emerson String Quartet, will lead the program (which also includes a piece from his brother, British composer Huw Watkins). Schubert and Martin? round out the program. [Organizer's description]

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