Apr
21
7:30 PM19:30

Earth Day Tribute: Water is Life

Sponsored by Second Inversion, as part of KING FM’s “On Stage” series.

The Ecco Chamber Ensemble illustrates the vital role that water plays in our basic survival and in our art.  Its references pervade music and poetry throughout the ages, and its imagery appears in many forms:  water, rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, seas, oceans, rain, fog, mist, dew, clouds, snow, ice, springs, fountains, waterfalls, floods, drops, showers, wells, lagoons, canals, harbors, coasts, soaking, bathing, swimming, wading, crying, weeping, drinking, thirst, tears, sobs, and more.  This program features works by Apziazu, Bassingthwaighte, Cage, Cardew, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, DeLio, Fauré, Lilly, Lucier, Rodrigo, Takemitsu, Vaughan Williams, and Wilson.

This event will benefit causes related to the water crises on our planet.

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Nov
19
3:00 PM15:00

Classical Sundays

Stacey Mastrian performs songs with guitar from the Ecco Chamber Ensemble's "Music and the Brain" concert:  beyond the Mozart Effect, we consider how each piece changes our circuitry.  Featuring classical and contemporary works by Fauré, Gluck, Lorca, Monteverdi, and many more.

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Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Lost in the Woods

Christopher Shultis' percussion opera Lost in the Woods, based on civil disobedience and nature texts by Henry David Thoreau, written for Stacey Mastrian in collaboration with the Akros Percussion Collective and artist Hee Sook Kim.  This event is part of the celebration of the bicentennial of Thoreau's birth.

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Oct
8
3:00 PM15:00

Lost in the Woods - World Premiere

The Kulas Concert Series presents the world premiere of Christopher Shultis' percussion opera Lost in the Woods, based on civil disobedience and nature texts by Henry David Thoreau, written for Stacey Mastrian in collaboration with the Akros Percussion Collective and artist Hee Sook Kim.  This event is part of the celebration of the bicentennial of Thoreau's birth.

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Jul
12
7:30 PM19:30

Binary Solo +

Stacey Mastrian opens for pianist Jesse Myers' Living in America event,  performing works for voice with electronics and piano by two generations of American composers:  the venerable Earle Brown, Morton Feldman, and Alvin Lucier, and the current generation—Mike Boyd, Stephen Lilly, Kristian Twombly, and Steve Wanna.  As visually arresting as they are aurally, the pieces ask us to consider “What is a score?” and reveal the inner voices of the performer-as-composer, from meditative to humorous and theatrical.

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Jun
25
2:00 PM14:00

Enough is Enough!

The Ecco Chamber Ensemble, a trio composed of soprano Stacey Mastrian, flutist and composer Sarah Bassingthwaighte, and guitarist and composer Mark Hilliard Wilson—which builds concerts around the intersection of art and social change—caps off their inaugural season with a program focusing on works that protest the senseless violence in our world and light the way toward peace.  Joining them on this concert will be Storm Benjamin (percussion), Aaron Holmes (trumpet), and Josh Archibald-Seiffer (piano).

The concert features the world premiere of Stephen Lilly's improvisatory work Shifting Power inspired by the current political situation, a new work by Sarah Bassingthwaighte commemorating poets and scientists executed by Stalin, a percussion piece by Storm Benjamin commemorating victims of gun violence, a work by Steve Wanna that examines group dynamics, and works by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Almer Imamovic, Federico García Lorca, Luigi Nono, Arvo Pärt, Henry Purcell, Arnold Schoenberg, and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

A portion of the proceeds will go toward Americans for Responsible Solutions.

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Jun
4
2:00 PM14:00

Jack Straw Artist Event

Stacey Mastrian, recipient of a 2016 Jack Straw Artist Support Grant, performs contemporary works for solo voice, live electronics, and in collaboration with pianist Josh Archibald-Seiffer.  Featuring the world premiere of Stephen Lilly's Mazed.

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May
26
8:45 PM20:45

Northwest Folklife Festival 2017

The Ecco Chamber Ensemble, a trio composed of soprano Stacey Mastrian, flutist and composer Sarah Bassingthwaighte, and guitarist and composer Mark Hilliard Wilsonwhich works to build concerts around the intersection of art and social changerepresenting Second Inversion, performs at the Center Theater in the Seattle Center Armory on the opening evening of the festival.  Featuring works from Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Turkey, and the U.S., including the world premiere of Stephen Lilly's Shifting Power.

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Mar
4
7:30 PM19:30

Villa Hill Concert

Experience award-winning soprano Stacey Mastrian and pianist Josh Archibald-Seiffer in an intimate evening of art song.  Satire, love sought-after and spurned, nature as simile, and other surprises in beloved songs by Gabriel Fauré, Franz Schubert, and Hugo Wolf, and rarities by Alfredo Casella, Giorgio Federico Ghedini, Bruno Maderna, and Arnold Schoenberg.

Reservations required.

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Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

Steeple Chase Concert

Stacey Mastrian, soprano, and Josh Archibald-Seiffer, piano, perform gorgeous and humorous art songs by Alfredo Casella, Gabriel Fauré, Giorgio Federico Ghedini, Carrie Jacobs-Bond, Bruno Maderna, Arnold Schoenberg (from Cabaret Songs), Franz Schubert, and Hugo Wolf at this Groupmuse.

Reservations required.

 

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Feb
18
2:00 PM14:00

What's Love Got...?

  • The Chapel at The Good Shepherd Center (map)
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The Ecco Chamber EnsembleStacey Mastrian, soprano; Mark Hilliard Wilson, guitar; and Sarah Bassingthwaighte, flutepresent a program that features compelling, beautiful and challenging music that explores the role of technology, our humanity, isolation, self-image, and the age-old dilemma of following one’s heart. The program features songs by Robert Beaser, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, John Dowland, Gabriel Fauré, Christoph Gluck, Frederic Hand, Deirdre Lynds, Louis Sauter, and Franz Schubert, as well as the premiere of Mark Hilliard Wilson’s Instagram Lieder.

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Jan
28
8:00 PM20:00

NUMUS Northwest

  • PONCHO, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Stacey Mastrian sings Luigi Nono's "Djamila Boupacha" from Canti di vita e d'amore:  sul ponte di Hiroshima for solo soprano, as part of the evening concert at this day-long new music festival.

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UPCOMING...

Performances of Lost in the Woods, a percussion opera written for soprano Stacey Mastrian and the Akros Percussion Collective during the Thoreau bicentenary -- music by Christopher Shultis, libretto based on civil disobedience and nature texts by Henry David Thoreau, video by Hee Sook Kim.

Three recording projects and concerts and residencies in AZ, CA, HI, MD, MO, PA, NV, WA, and WI.