Musicians are social innovators.
We nurture social change through our music making.
Based in the greater Boston area, we identify an issue facing our community, build strategic partnerships with civic and social organizations, and then join together in chamber groups and as an orchestra to use music to address that issue.
Our core principle is that a musical ensemble is an ideal model for teamwork and community — in other words, a platform where different groups of people (in our case, violins, horns, trumpets, etc.) work together in pursuit of one common goal. We believe that communities operate in the same way and that our music-making acts as an example for others to live into. We thus inspire new communities to form with music as the focal point.
We strive for everyone to share in the 'eureka!' moment that a great work of art can inspire.
In 2016, conductor Kristo Kondakçi and cellist Alan Toda-Ambaras brought together 42 of their closest colleagues to combine music-making with social action. For the last five years, thousands of new and returning patrons have come to concerts that Kristo and Alan have given, and Eureka’s orchestral debut concert in May 2017 was sold-out, drawing crowds from diverse backgrounds and communities to St. Paul’s Cathedral in Boston, a house of prayer for all people. Eureka Ensemble has led extensive outreach events and workshops in the commonwealth of Massachusetts and has built over 30 partnerships with community organizations throughout New England, such as the Boston Public Library, International Institute of New England, Chelsea Collaborative, Women's Lunch Place, Codman Health Center, and the Eradicate Childhood Obesity Foundation.