Guest Artists: 2012-2013
Krista River, mezzo-soprano
Soloist for Mirabai Songs, 9/28/2012
Mezzo-soprano Krista River has appeared as a soloist with the Boston Symphony, the Santa Fe Symphony, Handel & Haydn Society, the Florida Orchestra, the Charlotte Symphony, the North Carolina Symphony andthe Pittsburgh Bach and Baroque Ensemble. 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. Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Anna in Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins, Nancy in Britten’s Albert Herring, and the title role in Handel’s Xerxes. 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.” 2012-13 performances include appearances with Boston Musica Viva, Serenata of Santa Fe, Andover Chamber Music Society, the Cape Cod Symphony, the role of Jordan in John Harbison’s The Great Gatsby with Emmanuel Music, and the title role in Carmen with Worcester Music. Ms. River began her musical career as a cellist, earning her music degree at St. Olaf College. She resides in Boston and is a regular soloist with Emmanuel Music’s renowned Bach Cantata Series.
Sarah Pelletier, soprano
Soloist for Settings from Pierrot Lunaire, 11/16/2012
Bio coming soon!
Narrator for 20th Annual Family Concert, 2/10/2013
Steve Aveson joined New England Cable News in June 2010 and was named co-host of NECN’s news and lifestyle program The Morning Show with Taryn Winter Brill in January 2011. Aveson is a TV news veteran with experience in New England and nationally. Locally, Aveson has worked as an anchor, reporter and host at WFXT-TV in Boston; WPRI-TV in Providence, RI; and WBZ-TV in Boston. Nationally, Aveson worked as an anchor, correspondent and host at ABC News, ABC's 20/20, ABC's Good Morning America; and the Christian Science Monitor's Monitor Channel. Aveson is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara.
A founding member of the Boston Shakespeare Company, Aveson has deep ties to the performing arts. In the 1980’s he worked for six years as resident narrator for the Boston Symphony Orchestra family concerts with Harry Ellis Dickson. For almost two decades he has hosted an annual holiday concert with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society in Maryland. From London to Paris he has entertained on street corners and traveled to 37 states with the Royal Lichtenstein Circus. His voice can be heart on animated cartoons and most recently in the BBC recording of Richard Stark’s “Lemons Never Lie”.
Zorana Sadiq, soprano
Soloist for Vocalissimus, 3/24/2013