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Cordis brings contemporary chamber music to Ellsworth

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ELLSWORTH - The Grand presents the contemporary quartet Cordis on Wednesday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, Cordis musicians will hold a workshop for musicians of all levels on the 25th preceding the concert, from 4 to 5:30pm.

After selling out in Stonington last summer, Cordis returns to offer musicians an opportunity to engage in creating new music with classical instruments. The musicians of Cordis redefine contemporary chamber music by fusing an original combination of custom-made and traditional ethnic instruments to create their signature sound. The ensemble - consisting of cello (Jeremy Harman), concert cimbalom (Richard Grimes), piano (Brian O'Neill) and percussion (Andrew Beall) as well as one-of-a-kind creations such as the electric mbira, melodica and the world's longest playing cylinder-driven music box - takes time whenever possible to conduct master classes as well as more informal programs for students, musicians and non-musicians alike, while concurrently developing new concert programs for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Pre-registration for the workshop is required, with an indication of level of musicianship. Admission to the workshop is $15; an additional $5 will allow workshop participants a ticket to the performance. Tickets to the performance are $20.

A full schedule can be found online at www.grandonline.org. Or find The Grand on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Grand-Auditorium/112755987339

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