Our Premiere Concert Series

ECO’s Masterworks Concert Series consists of full orchestral performances of music spanning diverse styles and hundreds of years.

Join us before the concert at 2:30pm for a pre-concert talk with ECO’s Music Director William Hill to learn more about the music to be performed!

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The Evergreen Chamber Orchestra, now in our 40th Season, is thrilled to announce our return to live public performances after COVID-19 forced us to press “pause” back in early 2020. 

This season is packed with incredible programming – some that was intended to be performed in the 2019 – 2020 Season, as well as new programming just for this season. 

ECO has developed and implemented a comprehensive set of COVID-19 Policies for Live Events – please take a moment to review them! Our top priority is the health and safety of our audience, musicians, and staff, and these Policies have been developed with the guidance of local, state, and federal health authorities.

Due to these policies, ticket capacity at each event is significantly limited compared to previous seasons. If you’re planning on attending a live event – please purchase your ticket in advance as early as possible!

With that being said – in an effort to allow as many music lovers as possible to enjoy ECO’s performances, we are pleased to announce that all ECO events will be live-streamed. Live-stream tickets are available – you are even able to choose how much you’d like to pay!

Please check back soon for more information about live-streams. 

Our MASTERWORKS CONCERT SERIES 2021-2022 Season Opener begins with a brand-new composition from our illustrious Music Director, William “Bill” Hill. Bill has composed this piece, entitled From Silence and Isolation for Orchestra, Soprano, and Tenor, to commemorate the profound emotional impact of the COVID-19 era. Here’s what Bill has to say about this work:

ECO's Music Director William Hill

“This piece is a commentary on what we’ve all been through in the last year and a half, particularly how the musical arts were silenced, and everyone has been isolated. It describes the sense of loss and isolation, the social unrest, and questions of inequality and violence in our society. The final two sections are all about reconciliation, with a peaceful uplifting theme that uses every chromatic note of the scale. The word chromatic is derived from Ancient Greek language and means “using all the colors”. I use all the colors in this piece as a metaphor for my hopes that all people will join together as we lift each other out of this difficult time and move forward in peace and mutual respect.

The program continues with an extremely special guest soloist – Colorado Symphony Concertmaster, violinist Yumi Hwang-Williams – performing Joseph Bologne’s Violin Concerto, Op. 3, No. 1. We are overjoyed that we get to perform this wonderful work with such an eminent Colorado concert artist.

ECO will perform the programs of the two concerts we were forced to cancel – our 2019-2020 Spring Concert and Season Finale Concert – throughout this season. Our 2021-2022 Season Fall Concert features ECO pianist Peggy Lyon as soloist in a performance of J.S. Bach’s indomitable Keyboard Concerto, BWV 1052 in D Minor, in a program that also features Manuel de Falla’s Three Dances from The Three-Cornered Hat, Act II, and Felix Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony, Op. 90 in A Major.

ECO’s Masterworks Concert Series events will always be performed in pairs. Join us on Saturdays in Arvada at Arvada United Methodist Church, or on Sundays in Evergreen at Evergreen Lutheran Church (except for the Fall Concert – which will be performed at Evergreen Christian Church). 

ECO is proud to inaugurate our Student Composition Competition for the 2021-2022 Season! We are seeking talented young composers in a Colorado high school or undergraduate program to submit their works for chamber orchestra, which will be evaluated by our Music Director, William Hill. Three top prizewinners will be selected, and the first-prize winner’s composition will be performed by ECO at our 2021-2022 Season Spring Concert!

ECO’s 2021-2022 Season Spring Concert will also feature Jocelynn King, the first-prize winner of our 2019-2020 Young Artists Solo Competition. Jocelynn will be performing the opening movement of Camille Saint-Saëns‘ unforgettable Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 22 in G Minor

ECO’s 2021-2022 Season Finale Masterworks Concert includes an action-packed program – one that we had intended to perform at our 2019-2020 Season Finale concert before COVID required us to postpone. 

The program opens with ECO Music Director William Hill’s composition Three Tangos. Bill has orchestrated his charming set of Tangos, which were originally composed for solo piano and then transcribed for piano and violin. Bill performed two of these Tangos at our virtual Summer Soirée event and they were a big hit.

The program continues with a performance of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, featuring internationally-renowned concert pianist Katie Mahan. We are so happy that her schedule allowed her to join us for this – don’t miss it!

ECO’s 2021-2022 Season concludes with a performance of one of the most famous works of music of all time – Ludwig van Beethoven’s massive Symphony No. 5, Op. 67 in C Minor. This instantly-recognizable work is one of the cornerstones of all western music, was included on the Voyager Golden Record to be sent out into space, and has been described as “indescribably profound and magnificent”. It the perfect capstone to this amazing season. 

Please join us at one (or all!) of our 2021-2022 Season events – we’re certain you’ll have a musical experience like no other. Get your tickets below!