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The Church of St. John the Divine

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2450 River Oaks Blvd
Houston, Texas 77019
(713) 622-3600 www.sjd.org

February 2019

Ticket to Ride

February 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Blvd
Houston, Texas 77019
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Travel around Europe by rail on February 23 with “Ticket to Ride,” beginning with Jim Stephenson’s musical tribute to miniature trains, ROCOmotive. Conductor (see what we did there!) Brett Mitchell steers the proceedings in his ROCO debut, taking audiences on a tour to England and Germany with Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers, Poland with Wojciech Kilar’s Orawa, France with the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1, featuring Richard Belcher, ROCO principal cello, as soloist, and finally to Austria with Mozart’s Symphony No.…

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May 2019

The Wrestler

May 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Blvd
Houston, Texas 77019
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The final concert of the In Concert series on May 4, “The Wrestler,” features the world premiere of Erberk Eryılmaz’s Koca Yusuf, Wrestling Airs for Chamber Orchestra, written in memory of Koca Yusuf, an internationally famous, 19th century Turkish wrestler who instigated a riot when he threw an opponent out of a ring during a match at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York in 1898. Conductor David Danzmayr brings one of his favorite pieces, Jocelyn Morlock’s Solace, into the…

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