The Ecco Chamber Ensemble, soprano Stacey Mastrian, flutist and composer Sarah Bassingthwaighte, and guitarist and composer Mark Hilliard Wilson, work to build concerts around the intersection of art and social change.
The trio came together in 2016 with the aim of programming entertaining and thought-provoking classical music from all over the world and from different periods that asks us to consider our common humanity and sheds light on issues of our time. Their concerts have focused on homelessness at a local and international level, water and other environmental problems, violence due to guns and other atrocities, our interaction with technology, and music's profound impact on education and on us as human beings.
Members have performed across the U.S. and in Canada, England, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Russia, Hungary and Spain, and the ensemble commissions, composes, and performs new music by American composers and by composers around the world.
Friday, March 23, 2018
8:00 - 9:00 PM
KING FM 98.1
Stacey Mastrian, Sarah Bassingthwaighte, and Mark Hilliard Wilson perform live on the air and talk about their work with the Ecco Chamber Ensemble to present art that sheds light on social issues of our time.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
7:30 - 9:30 PM
Resonance at Soma Towers
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.
2018 NW FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL
Monday, May 28, 2018
5:45 - 6:15 PM
Center Theatre @ Seattle Center Armory
The Ecco Chamber Ensemble performs socially conscious chamber music on the closing evening of the Folklife Festival; this concert focuses on the creativity and crises related to water in its many forms.
We are currently working on a series of outreach concerts in intimate venues that represent a different dimension to our work advocating for the environment and social justice issues.