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Cellist Jason Duckles from the Amelia Trio is one of the three musicians to perform the Beethoven Sonata Cycle.Cellist Jason Duckles from the Amelia Trio is one of the three musicians to perform the Beethoven Sonata Cycle.

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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 March 2 by world-renowned musicians Anthea Kreston (violin), Jason Duckles (cello) and Cary Lewis (piano).

The concert and begins at 7:30 p.m. in Hudson Hall at Rogers Music Center. There is a suggested donation of $8 for adults and $5 for students. The event is free for Willamette students.

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.

This performance will include the Spring Sonata.

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.

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

02-08-2011