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.
Block Party in Columbia City
Thursday, September 13, 2018
NW Philharmonia Fundraiser
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Water is Life Concert
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Groupmuse in Bremerton
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.