Backstage Pass with Cordancia Chamber Orchestra

Backstage Pass with Cordancia Chamber Orchestra

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 1:00pm

Pictured: Cordancia

Credit: Marc Pagano

Host Julia Figueras invites Cordancia Chamber Orchestra to Studio A for a special Backstage Pass performance before a live studio audience, made up of WXXI sustainer members, in studio A. The orchestra will perform a collection of seasonal music and share stories about the ensemble and the music they play. Backstage Pass with Cordancia Chamber Orchestra airs Thursday, December 18 at 1 p.m. on Classical 91.5.

Cordancia is a Rochester-based chamber music ensemble that blends eclectic, vibrant music with traditional classic repertoire. The ensemble was founded by violinist Pia Liptak and oboist Kathleen Suher who are both members of the University of Rochester Symphony Orchestra; Kathleen as the principal oboist and Pia as the concertmaster.  Cordancia is a versatile ensemble with an array of performance groups that span from small chamber ensembles to full chamber orchestra; from duo to 30-player sinfonietta.  The ensemble works with conductor David Harman and has collaborated with a number of choirs, guest soloists and narrators. 

Backstage Pass is a monthly live performance program that gives listeners the backstage experience of meeting local and visiting artists. An encore of this broadcast will air on Sunday, December 21 at 1 p.m. on Classical 91.5.