In a short time, Cordancia has quickly become one of the most professionally organized and musically diverse chamber orchestras in the Rochester, NY, area. Communication and planning are among the strengths of the ensemble under Pia Liptak and Kathleen Suher's direction. Cordancia cultivates a nourishing performance environment that elicits a friendly, collaborative spirit from all of the musicians, both amateur and professional. The literature selections for each concert show a careful attention to blending standard works with those that are less performed, and there is a frequent focus on performing with other musicians, including soloists and choirs. The concerts are always top notch, and under David Harman's excellent direction, expression is never sacrificed purely for a demonstration of technique. Cordancia's seasons rival any of the better known chamber music series in Rochester, and as the area becomes more conscious of the ensemble, it's reputation will be cemented as a highly-sought musical opportunity for performers and audiences alike.