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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


TEDx-style lecture-performance at the international Fulbright conference in Puebla, Mexico.

Groupmuses and other performances in Seattle with the Ecco Chamber Ensemble.

Brahms' Requiem and Bach's St. John's Passion at San Paolo Entro le Mura in Rome with Stefano Vasselli, organ.

Performances in NYC and PA 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.