ROCO Performs Mendelssohn and Higdon

There are two chances this weekend to hear the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) of Houston, TX present exactly the kind of diverse program that audiences have been calling for.  It was because of this thoughtful, inclusive, and engaging programming that the ROCO was a recipient of a WPA Performance Grant last  year!  (We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2016 Grant Cycle.) Guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen will lead the ensemble in performances of Fanny Mendelssohn’s Overture and the Texas Premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Dance Card,  which was co-commissioned by the ensemble.  Take a few minutes to read the conversation with…