ROCO Chamber Concert to Feature Principal Trumpet Joseph Foley, 3/3
ROCO principal trumpet, Joseph Foley, will present a chamber concert along with a few of his friends on Sunday afternoon, March 3, 4:00pm, at Gremillion &Co. Fine Art Annex, 2504 Nottingham. His eclectic program will include music by Bach, Arban, Hanson, Strauss, plus music for jazz trio.
A highly sought after chamber musician, Joseph Foley is a former founding member of the Atlantic Brass Quintet, which garnered grand prizes at six international chamber music competitions during his tenure. In addition he has performed with the Boston Symphony Brass Quintet, the Empire Brass, Burning River Brass, ALEA III, American Century Music, Boston Musica Viva, and at the Santa Fe, Buzzard's Bay, and Newport Chamber Music Festivals. As an orchestral musician, Joseph has performed and toured with such prestigious ensembles as the Boston Symphony, the Boston Pops, Boston Ballet, Royal Ballet of London, and the New York Philharmonic, as well as the Hartford Symphony, the New Hampshire Symphony, the Springfield Symphony, and the All-American College Orchestra at EPCOT Center. Mr. Foley is a member of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and has been Principal Trumpet of the Rhode Island Philharmonic since 1990, and is Principal Trumpet of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO).
Mr. Foley will perform with pianist and Professor of Music at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, Thomas Jaber, and double bassist, Michael Gorman.
Gremillion &Co. Fine Art and River Oaks Chamber Orchestra have teamed up to feature individual ROCO musicians in intimate chamber concerts at Gremillion &Co. Fine Art Annex. All performances are casual, interactive events on Sunday afternoons, at 4:00, with a wine reception before and during the concert. Admission is $20 and valet parking will be available. See www.rocohouston.org for additional information.
ROCO is a professional chamber orchestra of 40 all-star musicians, distinguished guest conductors and dynamic composers who come together from all over the world to present engaging performances of classical and original compositions. Founded in 2005 by oboist, Alecia Lawyer, ROCO is the most fun you can have with serious music.