The East Coast Chamber Orchestra

Virtuosic Artistry...Raw Emotion...Conductorless!

Saturday, March 15, 2014
Tuckerman Hall - 8:00 PM Performance

Tickets: Adult $42, Student $15, Youth $5 - Order Tickets

"Sheer exuberance" -The New York Times

“These youthful players are helping form classical music's future. Long may they ECCO.”       -The Washington Post

In 2001, a group of musicians – colleagues and friends from leading conservatories and music festivals across the country collectively – envisioned the creation of a democratically-run, self-conducted chamber orchestra that would thrive on the pure joy and camaraderie of classical music making. This organic approach and high level of passion and commitment resulted in ECCO, a dynamic collective that combines the strength and power of a great orchestral ensemble with the personal involvement and sensitivity of superb chamber music. 
Now soloists, principal musicians from across the country, and renowned affiliates with the Marlboro music Festival, ECCO has received nothing but great acclaim ever since its formation. The program for their Worcester debut demonstrates ECCO’s efforts to define the future of orchestras – a mix of great works by composers known and unknown, classical and non-classical.
Members of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra will be presenting a mini-performance and masterclass for Burncoat High School string students on the Friday before their performance in Tuckerman Hall.



Divertimento in B flat k.137 - Mozart

Five Micro-Concerts for String Orchestra - Ludwig  (commissioned for East Coast Chamber Orchestra)

Four on the Floor - Greenstein

Motet - Gesualdo

Gymnopedie - Satie

String Quartet in F major - Ravel

About the Artists

ECCO is comprised some of today’s most vibrant and gifted young string players -- soloists, chamber musicians, principals of major American orchestras, and GRAMMY award winners. ECCO members play with the symphony orchestras of Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston among others. Members also play with the Enso, Jasper, Johannes, Jupiter, Parker, and Ying Quartets, as well as the Horszowski Trio, Trio Cavatina, Sejong Soloists, Time for Three, Konomichi and Chamber Music Society II. For a few concentrated periods of time each year, the members of ECCO meet for rehearsal and musical exploration. Cooking, eating, enjoying close friendships and now sharing tips for raising the next generation of ECCO are important aspects of ECCO gatherings. Along with musical exploration, there is always an intense discussion to be had about the joys and challenges of maintaining a truly communal creative organization.
In 2012 ECCO celebrated its first decade of friendship and discovery with the release of its first commercial recording.  It includes Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C Major Op. 48, Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op. 110a and the exuberant and surprising "La Follia" Variations for String Orchestra, arranged by ECCO’s own Michi Wiancko after Francesco Geminiani’s Concerto Grosso No. 12 in D minor.
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