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ROCO Connections - Pulling at Strings

Hosted by the Consul of the Houston Culture Quest Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sat 26 Mar 17:30 - 19:30

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Presented in partnership with Protected content series features guitarist Mak Grgic on March 26 in an evening of works from around the world, live from the Museum’s Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater and live-streamed at, Facebook, and YouTube.

Joined by a string quartet and bass, Mak will perform the U.S premiere of Balkan Suite, based on music from his native Balkans, plus works by Aaron Jay Kernis and others. Completing the program is the world premiere of Bruce Adolphe’s Solitude – inspired by the composer’s experiences of quarantine – for oboe, string quartet, and bass.

Mak Grgic, guitar
Scott St. John, violin
Rasa Kalesnykaite, violin
Lorento Golofeev, viola
Courtenay Vandiver Pereira, cello
Dave Connor, bass
Alecia Lawyer, oboe

Miroslav Tadic/Leon First: Balkan Suite, for guitar, string quartet, and bass
[U.S. Premiere]
Aaron Jay Kernis: Protected content Dance Hits, for guitar and string quartet
Bruce Adolphe: Solitude, for oboe, string quartet, and bass
[World Premiere ROCO Commission]
Music from “The Terezin Collection”, edited by Joza Karas
– Praeludium Op. 12a, by Viktor Kohn
– Song Without Words, by Frantisek Domazlicky
– Gavotte, by Egon Ledec

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