ROCO’s gala concert, in atrium of new space in former Houston post office

Posted on: September 30, 2021

Photo: Daniel Ortiz

“As the notes of Beethoven’s beloved ‘Pastoral Symphony’ surged through one of POST Houston’s three-story atriums on Friday night, one couldn’t help but applaud not only the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra but also [real estate developer] Frank Liu for the vision of remaking the former Barbara Jordan Post Office into a remarkable venue for work, feast and play,” writes Shelby Hodge in Monday’s (9/27) Paper City Houston (TX). POST Houston is a multi-purpose commercial and cultural space in downtown Houston. “For this premiere event … dinner on the spectacular five-acre rooftop garden followed the concert…. The 500,000 square foot structure [includes a] massive Z-atrium staircase [that] served as backdrop to the concert (the acoustics surprisingly good for the cavernous space)…. The … staircase … anchors the 53,000 square foot food hall…. Guests who made their way to the roof before the concert were able to view … the impressive garden with its trees, pathways and green spaces…. After more than a year of presenting concerts virtually, … ROCO founder, artistic director and oboist Alecia Lawyer [said], ‘I was ecstatic to be able to literally shout from the rooftop “We are all back!” ’ ”