ECHO Chamber Orchestra provides an opportunity for musicians to contribute to programming through recommending repertoire, soloing and arranging music. Unlike the typical top-down orchestral structure, ECHO is collaborative and offers a unique musical experience to players who are seeking more active involvement.
Having built an audience and a reputation over two seasons with professional musicians volunteering their time to produce and perform innovative concerts, ECHO is prepared to take the next step. We will reach further into the community to increase our budget, build our donor base and apply to granting organizations. Paying musicians for their work will contribute to the consistency and stability of the ensemble. Other funding goals include continuing to collaborate with composer/arrangers and interesting soloists and having the freedom to perform pieces with significant rental costs.
ECHO currently produces three concerts per year and looks ahead to growing this to a five concert season over the next five years. We continue to connect with our audience through post concert gatherings and interactive opportunities.