Tonight’s performance has been made possible by the generosity of Al Marshall. The Steinway grand piano has been generously provided by the Walla Walla Piano Group.
Finnish-born cellist Katri Ervamaa, DMA, is a versatile performer, who specializes in chamber music, new music and creative improvisation. She has performed and given master classes throughout North America, Europe and Taiwan. Her festival appearances include the Orlando, Kuhmo, Bowdoin, Lyckå and Norrtäjle Chamber Music Festivals (with the Finnish Owla String Quartet) as well as the Denison University Tutti! New Music Festival, Poison City Music Festival and Finnfest, among others.
Katri is a musician who is deeply influenced by her inherent love for the cello, pride in her native Finland and her close network of musical friends. Tonight’s program reflects those influences in works by Bach, Sibelius and Gabriela Lena Frank.
We’ll also take a few moments to explore the always tricky Finnish language. HYVÄÄ PÄIVÄNJATKOA! (Have a nice day!)