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40 Fingers, 32 Strings, 4 Musicians

40 Fingers, 32 Strings, 4 Musicians A conventional string quartet features a violin, viola, bass, and cello. Now, the triple-Grammy-nominated Modern Mandolin Quartet takes that musical form to a new level, using instruments of the mandolin family to perform classical and contemporary compositions from around the world. Saturday, November 1 at 7:30 pm, two mandolins, a mandola, and mandocello blaze new trails through classical, jazz, rock, and folk music. The chamber group of Matt Flinner, Dana Rath, Paul Binkley and Adam Roszkiewicz give a new voice to the venerable eight-stringed instrument, from Bach to Bluegrass, Bill Monroe to Amadeus Mozart.

The group, acclaimed by MandolinCafe.com for “exceptional playing, superb arrangements and spectacular material,” is one of the finest mandolin quartets of all time. Ray Solley, executive director of the Tower Theatre Foundation, adds: “These guys show why, with tuning the same as a violin, the mandolin deserves a place alongside the best chamber music ensembles.”

Bend Surgery Center is the title sponsor of the CenterStage Series. Showcase sponsor is Mt. View Heating, with supporting sponsors Deschutes Brewery and Central Oregon Radiology. Performance Night Sponsor is Drake Restaurant. The featured on-tap beer pairing for the night is Deschutes’ Hop Trip.

The nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation owns and operates the historic stage in downtown Bend. The Foundation’s mission is to be the leading performing arts organization, providing cultural and education programs that make an essential contribution to Central Oregon’s lifestyle and strengthen the community. Membership, program information and individual and group tickets are available at the box office (835 NW Wall), by phone (541-317-0700) or online (www.towertheatre.org). Details on events are also at facebook.com/TheTowerTheatre.

What:        Modern Mandolin Quartet
When:        Saturday, Nov. 1 – 7:30 pm
Where:        Tower Theatre - 835 NW Wall Street - Bend, Oregon
Tickets:        $27 / $35 / $45
Plus $2 Historic Theatre Restoration Fee
Reserved seating
541-317-0700 or TowerTheatre.org

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