Cortango is a tango ensemble with a symphonic twist. The ensemble is a concert and dance band featuring members of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Founded and led by Cally Banham, Cortango specializes in popular classics from the beloved orchestra leaders of Tango’s golden era.
The 2018-19 music schedule includes eight performances in the Guest Artist Series, concerts by ECC Ensembles, community events, an extensive matinee and lecture series and student recitals at the end of each semester.
Join us for a trip around the world with Percussionist John Kasica, flutist Paula Kasica, harpist Lacey Lee, and violist Joanna Mendoza. They will perform a vibrant mix of composition, using instruments from around the world. This program will feature a collective of composers with Irish, Latin, African and Asian influences.
For seventeen years the Arianna String Quartet has been gracing ECC’s audiences with some of the most memorable performances in the college’s concert series history. Pianist Jennifer Judd, who will join them in a performance of Franck’s Piano Quintet in F minor. Come see “how technical excellence, in alliance with imagination and the human heart, can come to create something truly transcendent” (Fanfare Magazine).
The Peter Martin Trio features some of today’s most charismatic jazz musicians. St. Louis pianist Peter Martin, drummer Gregory Hutchinson, and bassist Reuben Rogers make up the trio described as “feisty, fierce, and crackling with virtuosity,” (Sydney Morning Herald). The Peter Martin Trio has enchanted the world with their music from St. Louis to Tokyo. The members of the trio have been involved with some of the most important recordings of the last 20 years. The music of The Peter Martin Trio is captivating, entertaining, and will leave you wanting more long after the concert has ended.