Thank you for a wonderful & memorable 2017 Summer Concert Series!
Listen to some of our 2017 series summer concerts on our Listen Live page. The page includes all of our 2017 WQXR broadcast recordings, and some of our earlier summer performances.
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August 1 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Gustav Holst, (1874-1934), St. Paul’s Suite, Op. 29, No. 2, (1922)
I. Jig: Vivace
II. Ostinato: Presto
III. Intermezzo: Andante con moto
IV. Finale (The Dargason): Allegro
Dimitri Shostakovich, (1906-75), String Quartet No 8 in C Minor, Op 110, (1960)
II. Allegro molto
Johann Sebastian Bach, (1685-1750) Chorale No. 22: Schmuke dich, o liebe Seele
Edvard Greig, (1843-1907), Holberg Suite, Op. 40, (1884)
I. Praeludium (Allegro vivace)
II. Sarabande (Andante)
III. Gavotte (Allegretto)
IV. Air (Andante religioso)
V. Rigaudon (Allegro con brio)
Johann Sebastian Bach, (1685-1750), Chorale No. 34: Erbarm’ dich mein, o Herre Gott
David Diamond, (1915-2005), Rounds, (1944)
I. Allegro molto vivace
III. Allegro vigoroso
WQXR HOST: Elliott Forrest
ECCO – East Coast Chamber Orchestra
The critically acclaimed East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) is a collective of dynamic like-minded artists who convene for select periods each year to explore musical works and perform concerts of the highest artistic quality. Drawing from some of the world’s finest orchestras, chamber groups, and young soloists, ECCO strives for vitality and musical integrity; a self-governing organization, each member is equal and has a voice in every step of the artistic process, from programming to performance. ECCO believes that the best musical experience can speak to all audiences regardless of age or socioeconomic background and performs accordingly across a wide range of venues.
ECCO is also firmly committed to sharing educational experiences with the communities it visits. Through interactive children’s concerts, small group master classes, and one-on-one lessons, ECCO continually seeks out opportunities to connect with young people. Doing so creates a much more engaging concert experience, illustrating through living example the ways in which classical music can be accessible to the modern listener. Performance opportunities also allow the members of ECCO to share the musical knowledge gained during their individual and unique lifetimes of music. The same energy that is contagious in ECCO’s performances is presented and shared without the boundaries of the stage to those interested in learning.