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.
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.
we are currently working on a series of outreach concerts in intimate venues that represent a differnt dimension to our work advocating for the enviroment and social justice issues.