ROCO - River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
1934 West Gray
ROCO is a dynamic and innovative professional chamber music ensemble based in Houston, TX that flexes from 1 to 40 players from all over the US and Canada, with guest artists from around the world. Performing intimate concerts in dozens of venues, ROCO’s musicians don’t just give concerts – they challenge preconceptions, create extraordinary experiences, and foster new relationships with audiences through the language of music.
Expanding the repertoire, ROCO has premiered over 65 commissions from living American composers. ROCO embraces technology, with free worldwide concert livestreams and real-time artist commentary via a smartphone app, as well as on-demand recordings of past concerts via the listening room. A vital part of the community, ROCO concert DVDs are sent to nursing homes and hospitals to bring music to those immobile communities, and its music education/childcare program attracts multigenerational audiences.
To shape the future of classical music by energizing, personalizing and modernizing the concert experience.