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Willamette music presents Beethoven Sonata Cycle

The Willamette University Music Department continues its series of concerts featuring a Beehoven Sonata Cycle with a performance Jan. 26 by world-renowned musicians Anthea Kreston (violin), Jason Duckles (cello) and Cary Lewis (piano). The concert is free and begins at 7:30 p.m. in Hudson Hall at Rogers Music Center.

The cycle features a complete survey of Beethoven's violin and cello sonatas — a 15-work series. The 10 violin sonatas hail from a relatively short period in Beethoven's life — the first nine composed within six years, and the final sonata from nearly a decade later. The five cello sonatas were written both before and after the violin sonatas. The opus range is 5 to 102.

Violinist Anthea Kreston, cellist Jason Duckles (from the Amelia Trio) and pianist Cary Lewis (Lanier Trio) present this series in a variety of venues in the Pacific Northwest.  These musicians have presented concerts throughout the world, and have performed with musicians such as Yo Yo Ma and members of the Emerson Quartet.

The final performance of this survey will be on March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Hudson Hall.

For more information, contact the Willamette University music department at 503-370-6255.

01-21-2011