EIU’s Doudna Fine Arts Center prepares for a month of music in October | Arts and theater


CHARLESTON – The Doudna Fine Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University hosts two shows intended to entertain all ages with their lively visual and musical performances.

Musical group Cordis will perform Condition Blue-The Acoustic of Aquatics at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5 at the Dvorak Concert Hall. The cost is $ 20.

Take an evocative journey to the various aquatic habitats on earth where life thrives under the most extraordinary conditions. This unprecedented performance event features the internationally renowned contemporary ensemble, Cordis, performing a brilliantly orchestrated water-based score by acclaimed composer Richard Grimes. The music takes place amid spectacular aquatic images both on stage and on screen.

Condition Blue represents the first of a phased recording and touring project in which Cordis will explore the creative sonic and visual possibilities of water, fire and earth with the aim of raising awareness of the planet and of its precious resources.

Rotary scholarship awarded to Alex Pearson

The Rolston String Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 29 in the Recital Hall. General admission is $ 20.

With their debut album “Souvenirs”, a release entirely dedicated to Tchaikovsky that was recently named Record of the Month by BBC Music Magazine, Canada’s Rolston String Quartet continues to be acclaimed and recognized for their musical excellence.

The quartet received first prize at the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition and in 2018 received the Cleveland Quartet Award from Chamber Music America, the first international ensemble chosen for this prestigious honor.

Those interested in attending the October performances at EIU’s Doudna Fine Arts Center can purchase tickets by visiting www.doudnatix.com or by calling the EIU Doudna box office at 217-581-3110.

For more information on upcoming Doudna performances or the Doudna Fine Arts Center installations, visit eiu.edi / doudna.


William E. Bennett

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