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2.16, 2003


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Classics@Kerrytown series presents:


Sunday February 16th, 2003 at 4 pm at the Kerrytown Concert Hall

sponsored by Edward Surovell Co./Realtor and co-sponsored by Brave New Works

Kerrytown Concert House is located 415 N.Fourth Avenue in Ann Arbor, MI.
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February 16, 2003, 4 pm

Katri Ervamaa & Winston Choi 
present an evening of Chamber music for cello and piano

Works by

William Bolcom     Sonata for Piano and cello
Carter Pann             Differences
Leslie Bassett         Music for cello and Piano
Gunther Schuller     Duo Concertante for Cello and Piano (world premiere)


Leslie Bassett's "Music for Cello and Piano" is deeply rooted in the
European avant-garde style, yet it also uses ancient techniques that are
recalled in the titles of the movements.  Each of the four movements has
an immediate and distinct character: "Origin" begins far away,
lonely and mysterious, "Invention" is vivacious and rhythmic, "Variation"
free and enigmatic with the element of chance, and finally, "Conclusion"
returns to mysterious.

The premiere on Gunther Schuller's "Duo Concertante" is a part of a
national project of the World-Wide Concurrent Premieres and Commissioning
Fund.  Mr.Schuller originally began the piece at age 21, but finished it
only in 2002, more than 50 years later.  The piece is in three movements,
two of which are variations.  Mr.Schuller says that he was exploring the
imitational, canonic and fugal techniques of "pre-Bach" styles, with his
own, unique voice.

 Carter Pann wrote his "Differences" for Cello and Piano in 1998.  It uses
various musical styles, from classical to popular, from Baroque to Blues
and Disco.  It is a very popular piece with audiences and musicians alike,
a lot of fun to play and to hear.

William Bolcom's "Sonata for Cello and Piano" was written for Yo-Yo Ma and
Emanuel Ax.  It also draws from many musical styles, but is mainly based
on classical and romantic models; in Mr.Bolcom's own words, "It revels in
the interplay between old music and modern sensibility".


Cellist Katri Ervamaa, DMA, has performed widely in the US, as well as in
her native Finland and throughout Europe. As a member of the Owla String
Quartet, Katri has appeared in numerous international music festivals, as
well as in concerts in six different European countries, Taiwan and the
US. She is also a founding member of Brave New Works, a contemporary
chamber music group and Timescape, a nine-member free improvising group.
Katri received degrees from the University of Michigan and the Northern
Illinois University. Her primary teachers include Erling Blndal Bengtsson,
Marc Johnson, Kazimierz Michalik and Lauri Laitinen, as well as Andrew
Jennings and the Vermeer and the Borodin String Quartets. She is on
faculty at the Bowling Green State University as well as School for the
Performing Arts P Ann Arbor and Flint Institute.

Pianist Winston Choi is currently a student of Ursula Oppens at
Northwestern University in the Certificate of Performance program. He
finished both his Bachelor and Master's degrees at Indiana University with
Menahem Pressler. He is the winner of numerous competitions, including the
Fourth International Krystof Penderecki Contemporary Chamber Music
Competition, two-time winner of Indiana University's Concerto Competition,
the 2000 Kingsville Piano Concerto Competition, and the Crane Festival of
NewMusic Solo Competition. Most recently, he won 1st place in the Orleans
Concours International, held in France.  His prize engagements include
recital and concerto appearances in France and Spain, as well as recording
contracts with Harmonia Mundi and Quadro Frame. Winston performs
frequently in solo recitals, as a collaborative pianist, chamber musician
and concerto soloist.  His performances have brought him to halls in
Krakow, Rotterdam, Malaysia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing. An
advocate of the performance of new music, dozens of works have been
dedicated to or premiered by Winston.