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Northwest Folklife Festival 2017

  • Seattle Center Armory: Center Theater Seattle, WA (map)

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.

Later Event: June 4
Jack Straw Artist Event

UPCOMING...

World premiere of “After Agnes Martin” (from the opera Lost in the Woods) for soprano and solo percussion, with Simone Mancuso.

Guest artist for the 10th anniversary of the Prisms New Music Festival in Tempe, Arizona.

World premiere of the song cycle Divan del Tamarit for soprano and three guitars by Jerry Mader to texts by Lorca.

Performances in Seattle with the Ecco Chamber Ensemble, including premieres by three Mexican composers.

Recital tour in Mexico.

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

RECENT...

Soprano soloist in James Whitbourn’s Annelies with reSound: A Northwest Chamber Ensemble and violin, cello, clarinet, and piano for three performances (May 17, 18, and 19) in the Seattle area.

Bach’s Cantata 51 with the Opera in Roma Baroque Orchestra and Brahms’ Requiem at San Paolo Entro le Mura in Rome with conductor Stefano Vasselli.

Performances at the the Fleischer Memorial in Philadelphia, PA and the DiMenna Center in NYC 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, with a libretto based on civil disobedience and nature texts by Henry David Thoreau, video by Hee Sook Kim.

Gala dinner performance and TEDx-style lecture-performance at the closing plenary session of the International Fulbright Conference in Puebla, Mexico.

Concert at Ex Convento de Santa Monica in Puebla, Mexico with Yamaha artist and guitarist Alejandra Reyes and flutist Sarah Bassingthwaighte.

Residency in Morelia, Mexico at Escuela Popular de Bellas Artes.