September 24, 2013
Westerville, OH—The Otterbein University Department of Music will present a performance by up-and-coming rock chamber group, Cordis Quartet, at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Battelle Fine Arts Center’s Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St. The performance is free and open to the public as part of the Otterbein University Enrichment Series. For more information, visit www.otterbein.edu/music or call 614-823-1508.
The Cordis Quartet redefines contemporary chamber music by fusing an original combination of custom-made and traditional ethnic instruments to create a signature sound. The ensemble includes Jeremy Harman, cello; Richard Grimes, concert cimbalom; Brian O’Neill, piano; and Andrew Beall, percussion. The unique sound also comes from one-of-a-kind instrumental creations such as the electric mbira, melodica and the world’s longest playing cylinder-driven music. Time Out New York said, “(Cordis) makes a strong case for both sides of its musical personality, expanding the boundaries of chamber music.”
Cordis is also committed to engaging in educational programs that not only bring young audiences into contact with music but also allow them to participate in its creation. While touring, the ensemble 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.