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Water is Life (private event)

  • The Hearthstone 6720 E. Green Lake Way N Seattle, WA 98103 (map)

The Ecco Chamber Ensemble offers a program of music that illustrates the vital role that water plays in our basic survival and in our art.  Water references pervade music and poetry throughout the ages and in many forms:  rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, seas, oceans, rain, fog, mist, dew, clouds, snow, ice, springs, waterfalls, floods, showers, lagoons, canals, harbors, coasts, bathing, swimming, wading, crying, weeping, drinking, thirst, tears, sobs, and more.  Featuring classical and contemporary compositions by composers from England, France, Italy, Japan, Spain, and the U.S., including Apziazu, Bassingthwaighte, Cardew, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Dowland, Fauré, Lilly, Hahn, Lucier, Rodrigo, Scarlatti, Salvador, Takemitsu, Vaughan Williams, and Wilson.

Earlier Event: May 28


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

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.

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

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.

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


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.