Rosco Revolution

2017-2018

Come join us this season as we celebrate works by American and British composers
along with some familiar favorites. Patriot uniform and musket not included.

 


Subscription Concerts

When Liberty and Rosco for All - January 12, 2017 @ 7:30PM
First United Methodist Church
203 South 200 East SLC, UT 84111
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet, featuring Henry Caceres, clarinet
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 7
Call for Scores Premiere
Beethoven: Op. 18, No. 4
Debussy: String Quartet

Rosco Revolution - April 20, 2017 @ 7:30PM
First United Methodist Church
203 South 200 East SLC, UT 84111
Shaw: Entr'acte
Barber: String Quartet
Tower: Night Fields
Dvorak: American Quartet

 

Rosco Tea Party - September 25, 2017 @ 7:30PM
First United Methodist Church
203 South 200 East SLC, UT 84111
Lekeu: Piano Quartet, featuring Koji Attwood, piano
Ravel: Violin and Cello Duo
Bloch: Prelude for String Quartet
Brahms: String Quintet in G Major, featuring Leslie Richards, viola

Great British Rosco Show - November 17, 2017 @ 7:30PM
First United Methodist Church
203 South 200 East SLC, UT 84111
Vaughan Williams: 2nd String Quartet
Adés: The Four Quarters
Bridge: Novelleten
Britten: String Quartet No. 1


benefit concerts

In addition to the four subscription concerts, Rosco will host two benefit concerts this season.
Admission is free but donations are encouraged.

Who's A Good Quartet? - Spring 2018 TBA

This concert will feature animal friendly music and will benefit a local animal rescue society. Bring your friendly furry friends and let them enjoy a dog treat or game of fetch as you listen to great music in a beautiful outdoor setting.

Rosco's Heart Will Go On - February 2018 TBA

A night of romantic music coupled with a bit of heartbreak, as well as a few tangos to get your heart pumping! Complete with heart shaped sugar cookies and optional dancing. All donations will go to the American Heart Association.


Call for Scores

We are very excited to launch a call for scores from local composers. The winning composer will receive a $200 commission, as well as a premiere of their work on January 12, 2018.


This Season Features:

KOJI ATTWOOD, PIANO

KOJI ATTWOOD, PIANO

Mr. Koji Attwood has performed numerous solo recitals across much of the country, including concerts in Steinway Hall, Lincoln Center, and on the Kosciuszko Foundation Concert Series. He appears regularly on the "World of the Piano" series at the Juilliard School and is frequently heard on a weekly radio show on New York's WQXR, hosted by David Dubal entitled, "Reflections From the Keyboard: the Pianist in Comparative Performance." 

Committed to the performance of contemporary music, Mr. Attwood has given world premiere performances of works by Cynthia Folio, Hector Martinez Martinez, and Daniel Ott. 

Also active in chamber music, Mr. Attwood has performed with members of the Borromeo, St. Lawrence, Koryo, and Enso quartets, and is a regular collaborator with Mikhail Baryshnikov. He performed with the dancer's White Oak Dance Project, and performed for Mr. Baryshnikov's 2002–2003 solo tour of the U.S.––providing solo interludes as well as accompaniment for the dances––garnering praise for being a "phenomenal pianist" [Binghamton Press & Sun–Bulletin], "beautifully nuanced" [Cleveland Plain Dealer], "enchanting" [Santa Barbara News Press], "wonderful pianist" [Seattle Times], "Koji Attwood...is a pianist of rare gifts, both as a solo artist and as a collaborator. Playing solo pieces of Scriabin, Scarlatti, Liszt and Soler, this young pianist was much more than fill. He is a concert pianist with an impeccable technique, a rich tone, and an assured sense of good interpretive taste" [Nevada–Events], and described by the Minneapolis Star–Tribune: "Koji Attwood percolate[d] rapturously... they [Baryshnikov and Attwood] displayed lovely chemistry in a performance full of virtuosity, and humor, whimsy and seriousness. Their coordination was so tight that it sometimes seemed as though the dancer's limbs were attached to the musician's notes." 

Mr. Attwood's recent performances include a highly acclaimed recital at Merkin Hall in New York City, and a European debut at the prestigious Husum festival in Germany. He is currently featured, along with pianists Marc–Andre Hamelin, Lev Vinacour, and Daniel Berman on the 2009 "Rarities of Piano" Danacord release, and is in the process of recording his own album of original transcriptions for the Koch International Label. 

Prior to receiving a Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Seymour Lipkin, Koji studied at the University of Kansas with Richard Angeletti. He then went on to earn a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree under the tutelage of Jerome Lowenthal. 


LESLIE RICHARDS, VIOLA

LESLIE RICHARDS, VIOLA

A native of Vernal, Utah, Leslie Richards started her viola studies at age 7. Soon after, she began regularly traveling to the Wasatch Front for further instruction and considers Salt Lake City to be her musical hometown. She holds degrees in viola performance from Brigham Young University and the University of Michigan, and recently completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Utah. Leslie performed with several semi-professional orchestras while studying in Michigan and takes every opportunity to be involved with musical ensembles on the Wasatch Front, including the Utah Symphony, Ballet West Orchestra, Sinfonia Salt Lake, Utah Chamber Artists, Intermezzo Chamber Music Series, Salty Cricket Composers Collective, and Utopia Early Music. She is also in demand as a recording artist with several local studios. She began performing with the Utah Symphony in 2007 and is in her fourth season on a full-time substitute contract.