Music adding up in Chemainus

Chemainus Classical Concerts presents Ascenduo, featuring 4 Strings, 88 Keys, 1 Reed

  • Apr. 21, 2015 9:00 a.m.
Ann Mendenhall and Joanne Cowan

Ann Mendenhall and Joanne Cowan

From the name on the marquee, you might think you might need a math degree to take in the latest from the Chemainus Classical Concerts series.

Don’t let the numbers throw you off.

To truly appreciate 4 Strings, 88 Keys, 1 Reed all you really need is a good set of ears and a ticket.

Ann Mendenhall is the artistic director for the monthly musical series at St. Michael’s Church. But this weekend she steps out of the shadows and behind a keyboard as part of Ascenduo, a melding of her music with that of violinist Joanne Cowan.

The duo will share their joy of music, playing exquisite pieces from Beethoven, Brahms, and other greats. And somewhere along the way a surprise instrument will make an appearance.

The music is set for Sunday April 26 at 2 p.m. at St. Michael’s Church, Chemainus.



Tickets are $20 at the door: $20, or $15 in advance from Owl’s Nest Bistro and Chemainus Festival Inn or Salamander Books. For information, call 250-748-8383 or visit