Arts Council launches Chamber music series Sunday

NORWICH – The Chenango County Council of the Arts, Norwich, announces the first show in its 2011 Chamber Music Series. The Kristina Reiko Cooper Trio will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Martin W. Kappel Theater.

The enchanting cellist Kristina Reiko Cooper has won widespread acclaim for her musical versatility, her virtuosity, her charismatic stage presence and her passionate intensity. She has found great success in numerous forms of media, from her best-selling DVDs and CDs, to television performances and commercials, magazine covers, print fashion ads and even her own magazine column.

Although well-known for traversing musical genres, she first established her career as a classical artist. Hailed by the New York Times as “sensational in concert” and a “striking virtuoso” by the Los Angeles Times, Kristina has performed as a soloist and chamber musician on many of the world’s most distinguished stages. She has been the featured soloist with such highly regarded orchestras as the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony and the Osaka Symphony and has toured extensively with the Tokyo Yomiuri Orchestra. She is a frequent featured performer at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Jerusalem’s Henry Crown Hall, Toronto’s Roy Thompson Hall, Seoul Arts Center, Kioi Hall of Tokyo, Beethoven Hall in Stuttgart, Radio France in Paris, Stockholm Concert Hall, and the Fiesole Amphitheater. Her many festival appearances include the Lincoln Center Summer Festival, Mostly Mozart, Musicians from Marlboro, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Stresa International Music Festival Aspen Music Festival, and Spoleto Festival USA. Kristina recently performed Tan Dun’s Water Passion at Los Angeles’s Disney Hall to rave reviews, made a solo appearance with the Shanghai Symphony for the World EXPO and performed as a soloist for the ISCM World Music Day Festivals in Korea and Luxembourg and at Washington DC’s Library of Congress.

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