Welcome to the ECCO Website
ECCO (European Contemporary Composers Orchestra) is an ECSA project dedicated to performing and promoting contemporary art music and to reaching new audiences. It operates as a network of active ensembles, orchestras and young professionals, supporting the creative dialogue between composers and performers and offering young professionals the opportunity to develop their skills with ensembles experienced in performing contemporary music on an international level.
The ECCO concert, and other cultural projects organised by ECSA, aim at increasing the visibility of ECSA and all the issues connected to the status of contemporary music creators. The music being played at the ECCO Concerts is received via a call to all ECSA member societies and are carefully selected to reflect the cultural and aesthetical diversity of European art music in the 21st century. The concert series taking place twice a year in various countries serve to circulate repertoire across European borders and help promote current repertoire and Europe’s musical diversity.
The first edition of ECCO Concert 2019, which took place in Brussels on 19th February at Le Senghor, Centre Culturel d’Etterbeek, featured the Hopper Ensemble and Centre Henri Pousseur and conducted by François Deppe. And the second ECCO Concert of 2019 took place in Stockholm on 8th October at Royal College of Music featuring the Stockholm Saxophone Quartet.