This Friday, Roderick Cox makes his opera debut at the Houston Grand Opera conducting Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers).
First performed in 1863, The Pearl Fishers is an opera in three acts set in ancient times on the island of Ceylon and describes a tale of friendship tested by love. For more information, please visit this link.
Highlights among recent engagements as a guest conductor included a subscription concert debut with the Minnesota Orchestra, and debut concerts with the Cleveland, Seattle Symphony, Santa Fe and BBC Symphony orchestras. Roderick also debuted at the Lanaudiere Festival with the Orchestre Metropolitan de Montreal, Grant Park Festival in Chicago and at the Manhattan School of Music conducting Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Roderick also conducted a performance sponsored by Google and the Colour of Music Festival for the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington D.C
In 2018/19, Roderick made his debut performance in a subscription concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra with Cameron Carpenter which led to an immediate re-invitation to conduct the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) in Summer 2019. Roderick will also make his debuts with Sinfonia Varsovia and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.