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Krista River

Krista River ~ Historical Piano Concerts, June 5, 2011 

Mezzo-soprano Krista River has appeared as soloist with the Boston Symphony, the Santa Fe Symphony, Handel & Haydn Society, the Florida Orchestra, the Charlotte Symphony, Emmanuel Music, the North Carolina Symphony and the Pittsburgh Bach and Baroque Ensemble. A Boston resident, she is a regular soloist with Emmanuel Music’s renowned Bach Cantata Series.

Winner of the 2004 Concert Artists Guild International Competition and a 2007 Sullivan Foundation grant recipient, her opera roles include Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Annio in La clemenza di Tito, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Anna in Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins, and Nancy in Britten’s Albert Herring. For Ms. River’s New York Recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the New York Times praised her "shimmering voice…with the virtuosity of a violinist and the expressivity of an actress.”

Krista River has performed chamber music as a guest artist at John Harbison’s Token Creek Chamber Music Festival (WI), Monadnock Music (NH), Music from Salem (NY), the Saco River Festival (ME), Meeting House Music Festival on Cape Cod, and the Portland Chamber Music Festival (ME). A contemporary music advocate, Ms. River has given the world premieres of several new works by numerous composers including Howard Frazin, Thomas Schnauber, Herschel Garfein and Paul Preusser.

Late last year Mr. Porter and Ms. River concertized at the Nantucket (MA) Atheneum, and we are pleased that Mr. Porter has brought her here for her first performance in the Historical Piano Concert series. To learn more, we suggest you visit (and listen) her web site, http://www.kristariver.com/ .