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EcoVoce, an ensemble from Northern Virginia, creates educational concert programs by combining their enthusiasm for music and nature. EcoVoce’s name comes from the words ecology and voce meaning voice in Italian. The group consists of three members: Denise Freeland, soprano and founder of EcoVoce; Susan Hayes, flutist; and Narciso Solero, pianist. Its music, which is mainly classical with nature-inspired themes, has encouraged larger discussions and new outlooks on conservation. The Ensemble often incorporates multimedia, or other arts components, to enhance the “nature” experience of a concert program. EcoVoce’s tenth anniversary theme (in 2008) was “Another Way to Be,” which inspired the public to look at the natural world in another way. EcoVoce not only produces programs to perform in classrooms, but has also performed in a wide variety of settings including nature centers, concert halls, and outdoor amphitheaters. With its commitment to conservation education, EcoVoce is recognized both nationally and internationally for its inspirational and environmentally educational music. For more information please visit
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1 Natalie Hall { 12.06.11 at 1:29 pm }

EcoVoce has performed several times at Burgundy Farm Country Day School. The students were actively engaged and thoroughly enjoyed the performances. The themes tied in nicely with the environmental mission at the school. Congratulations Denise and EcoVoce!