A b o u t  V e n t i C o r d i

VentiCordi (Winds and Strings) is a musical collaboration between oboist Kathleen McNerney and violinist Dean Stein, combining their love of chamber music with innovative programming that blends wind and string instruments.  Both Ms. McNerney and Mr. Stein performed nationally and internationally as members of professional chamber ensembles.  Their respective musical journeys prepared them to explore creative frontiers beyond the usual constraints of traditional groups. They found the freedom to program music they love and to invite the best musicians to perform it with them.  


Since its founding in the Kennebunks in the summer of 2009  VentiCordi has been enthusiastically received by audiences and critics. Their musical home is the historic South Congregational Church in Kennebunkport. Outreach performances are reaching more audiences in Maine, including South Portland, Damariscotta,  and Brunswick this summer. VentiCordi is regularly featured on the concert series of the Portland String Quartet Society in Portland and has been heard on multiple occasions at Bowdoin College, Bates College, Portland Conservatory's Noontime Concerts, and the Sanford-Springvale Historical Society. 


The choice of the Kennebunks for summer concerts was natural, as the great beauty of the area inspires both artist and concertgoer.  VentiCordi aspires to enhance the cultural life of the Kennebunks, for year round residents and tourists alike.

VentiCordi has a bright future ahead, and we hope you will be a part of it.  We look forward to seeing you at our next concert!