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Overview

The critically acclaimed East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) is a collective of dynamic like-minded artists who convene for select periods each year to explore musical works and perform concerts of the highest artistic quality. Drawing from some of the world's finest orchestras, chamber groups, and young soloists, ECCO strives for vitality and musical integrity; a self-governing organization, each member is equal and has a voice in every step of the artistic process, from programming to performance. ECCO believes that the best musical experience can speak to all audiences regardless of age or socioeconomic background and performs accordingly across a wide range of venues.

ECCO is also firmly committed to sharing educational experiences with the communities it visits. Through interactive children’s concerts, small group master classes, and one-on-one lessons, ECCO continually seeks out opportunities to connect with young people. Doing so creates a much more engaging concert experience, illustrating through living example the ways in which classical music can be accessible to the modern listener. Performance opportunities also allow the members of ECCO to share the musical knowledge gained during their individual and unique lifetimes of music. The same energy that is contagious in ECCO’s performances is presented and shared without the boundaries of the stage to those interested in learning.

"The sound is remarkably cohesive and stands up to any recent recordings I've heard of these classics."

-San Francisco Classical Voice

ECCO w/ Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Program

An Ancient Walkabout

Bach: Chaconne [Arr.]
T. Diabaté: Song from West Africa TBA [Arr.]
Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout
Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Cellos in G Minor, RV 531
Peruvian Renaissance Suite [Arr.]
Cazzati: Chaconne [Arr.]

 

This concert is underwritten by Martin and Cynthia Heckscher, with support from the Gould Family Foundation.

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ECCO

Date: Friday, February 9, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Bermel: Murmurations [Philadelphia Premiere]
Shostakovich: Quartet No. 8, Op. 110a [Arr.]
Dvořák: Nocturne in B Major, Op. 40
Bartók: Divertimento for Strings

 

This performance features a free pre-concert lecture starting at 6:45 PM with Ross Amico

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ECCO w/ Sivan Magen, harp

Date: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

TheofanidisA Thousand Cranes [Philadelphia Premiere]
CapletConte fantastique
Lutosławski: Five Folk Melodies
Suk: Serenade in E-flat Major

This performance features a free pre-concert lecture starting at 6:45 PM with Ross Amico.

ECCO East Coast Chamber Orchestra
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ECCO

Date: Friday, May 13, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Mozart: Adagio and Fugue in C Minor, K. 546 [Arr.]
Jalbert: String Theory for string orchestra [World Premiere - PCMS Commission]
Elgar: Serenade in E Minor, Op. 20
Britten: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 36 [Arr.]

This performance features a free pre-concert lecture at 6:45pm with James Primosch

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ECCO

Date: Friday, March 20, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Janáček: Quartet No. 1, Kreutzer Sonata [Arr.]
SibeliusCanzonetta, Op. 62a
GolijovLast Round
Tchaikovsky: Serenade in C Major, Op. 48

ECCO East Coast Chamber Orchestra
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ECCO

Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Mozart: Divertimento in B-flat Major, K. 137
Ludwig: Virtuosity: Five Micro Concertos for String Orchestra [Philadelphia Premiere]
SatieGymnopédies
GreensteinFour on the Floor
Gesualdo: Madrigal
Ravel: String Quartet in F Major [Arr.]

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ECCO

Date: Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 3:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Mozart: Divertimento for Strings in F Major, K. 138
Britten: Variations on a Theme by Bridge, Op. 10
Purcell: Fantasias in Four Parts [Arr.]
Barrtók: Divertimento for String Orchestra

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ECCO

Date: Friday, January 6, 2012 - 8:00 PM

Location: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Schoenberg: Suite in G Major for String Orchestra
Beethoven: Grosse Fuge, Op. 133, for String Quartet [Arr. for String Orchestra]
DvoÅ™ák: Serenade in E Major for Strings, Op. 22
GeminianiLa Folia Variations for String Orchestra [Arr. by Michi Wiancko]

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ECCO

Date: Friday, January 7, 2011 - 8:00 PM

Location: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Janáček: Suite for String Orchestra
Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony in C Minor, Op. 110a (String Quartet No. 8, Arr. by R. Barshai)
Ginastera:  Concerto per corde, Op. 33
Geminiani: “La Follia” Variations for String Orchestra [Arr. by M. Wiancko]

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ECCO

Date: Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 3:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Britten: Simple Symphony, Op. 4
Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony in C Minor, Op. 110a (String Quartet No. 8, Arr. by R. Barshai)
Higdon: “String” from Concerto for Orchestra
Tchaikovsky: String Serenade in C Major, Op. 4

Philadelphia Inquirer

“The youthful vigor of the group created a kind of heat that took the music-making to a higher or deeper place. ”

San Francisco Classical Voice

“The sound is remarkably cohesive and stands up to any recent recordings I've heard of these classics.”

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