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



(Charleston, IL) –This October, Eastern Illinois University’s Doudna Fine Arts Center will host two shows intended to entertain all ages with their lively visual and musical performances. The Doudna Fine Arts Center will present two band performances, one from Cordis and one from Rolston String Quartet.

Doudna performances scheduled for October include:

Tuesday, October 5

  • 7:30 p.m.—Cordis: Condition Blue
    Dvorak Concert Hall
    $20—All Seats
    “Take an evocative journey into earth’s diverse aquatic habitats where life thrives in the most extraordinary conditions. This unprecedented performance event features internationally renowned contemporary ensemble, cordis, performing a brilliantly orchestrated water-based score by acclaimed composer Richard Grimes. The music unfolds amidst spectacular aquatic imagery both on-stage and screen. Condition blue represents the first in a multi-phase recording and touring project in which cordis will explore the creative sonic and visual possibilities water, fire, and earth in an effort to raise awareness of our planet and its precious resources.”

Friday, October 29

  • 7:30 p.m.—Rolston String Quartet
    Recital Hall
    $20­—General Admission
    $15—EIU Employees
    $10—EIU Students
    “With their debut album Souvenirs, an all-Tchaikovsky release that was recently named Recording of the Month by BBC Music Magazine, Canada’s Rolston String Quartet continues to receive acclaim and recognition for their musical excellence. The quartet was awarded First Prize at the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition, and was the 2018 recipient of the Cleveland Quartet Award from Chamber Music America—the first international ensemble chosen for that prestigious honor.”

Those interested in attending any October performances at EIU’s Doudna Fine Arts Center can purchase tickets by visiting or by calling the EIU Doudna Box Office at (217) 581-3110.

For more information about upcoming Doudna performances or about the Doudna Fine Arts Center facility, visit https://www.eiu.edi/doudna. For more information about EIU, or to learn more about its growing assortment of programs and services, visit the university’s website at, or call EIU’s public information office at (217) 581-7400.



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Josh Reinhart, Public Information Coordinator

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Charleston, IL 61920
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