The Ecco Chamber Ensemble, a trio composed of soprano Stacey Mastrian, flutist and composer Sarah Bassingthwaighte, and guitarist and composer Mark Hilliard Wilson, works to build concerts around the intersection of art and social change. Their focus is on programming classical music from all over the world and from different periods that sheds light on issues of our time and provokes us to consider our common humanity. The trio came together last summer, and members have performed across the U.S. and in Canada, England, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Russia, Hungary and Spain.
Enough is Enough!
Sunday, June 25, 2017
St. John United Lutheran Church
5515 Phinney Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103
The Ecco Chamber Ensemble caps off their inaugural season with a program focusing on works that protest the senseless violence in our world and light the way toward peace. Joining them on this concert will be
Storm Benjamin (percussion),
Aaron Holmes (trumpet) and
Josh Archibald-Seiffer (piano).
The concert features the world premiere of Stephen Lilly's improvisatory work Shifting Power — inspired by the current political situation, a new work by Sarah Bassingthwaighte commemorating poets and scientists executed by Stalin, a percussion piece by Storm Benjamin commemorating victims of gun violence, a work by Steve Wanna that examines group dynamics, and works by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Almer Imamovic, Federico García Lorca, Luigi Nono, Arvo Pärt, Henry Purcell, Arnold Schoenberg, and Heitor Villa-Lobos.
A portion of the proceeds will go toward Americans for Responsible Solutions.
A look at what happens in our brains when we listen to or perform music. Featuring works by Monteverdi, Mozart, and more!
Sponsored by Second Inversion, as part of KING FM’s “On Stage” series.
The Ecco Chamber Ensemble's program illustrates the vital role that water plays in our basic survival and in our art.