By, Dan Perttu
In this episode, I talk with Alecia Lawyer, founder and principal oboist of ROCO, a chamber orchestra based in Houston, Texas. With 127 world premiere commissions in 17 seasons, ROCO has been ranked first in the nation for performing works by women and second for programming composers of color. Alecia and I talk about how ROCO is a human relationship-driven orchestra and how this aspect of its identity is apparent in ROCO's interactions with its audiences, with its community, and with living composers.
Photo by Lynn Lane