The East Coast Chamber Orchestra play at the Naumburg Bandshell on Aug. 2, 2016. (Kim Nowacki/WQXR)

ECCO – East Coast Chamber Orchestra – play Turina, Monteverdi, Jalbert, Lutoslawski & Dvořák

Listen to the archived broadcast of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra performing works spanning five centuries of music from Central Park’s Naumburg Bandshell, hosted by WQXR’s Terrance McKnight. The ensemble perform works by Joaquin Turina, Claudio Monteverdi, Pierre Jalbert, Witold Lutoslawski and Antonín Dvořák, whose Serenade for Strings ends the program. Jalbert’s String Theory was commissioned by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society in honor of its 30th anniversary, this year, and composed specifically for ECCO. Its title is a pun, referring to the theory of quantum gravity, as well as the actual vibrating strings on the musicians’ instruments. ECCO is a democratically‐run and self-conducted chamber orchestra which unites periodically each year to perform exciting one-off events. It is comprised of soloists, chamber musicians and principals from a variety of American orchestras.


Joaquín Turina: La Oración del Torero, “The Bullfighter’s Prayer”

Claudio Monteverdi: Selection of Madrigals

Pierre Jalbert: String Theory, (written for ECCO)

Witold Lutoslawski: Five Folk Melodies

Antonín Dvořák: Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22 (1875)