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NOON CONCERT SERIES: Rhonda Bradetich and Krista Strader

Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley

Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley NOON CONCERT SERIES: Rhonda Bradetich and Krista Strader

Flutist Rhonda Bradetich and Harpist Krista Strader play music including JS Bach Sonata in C, Mozart Concerto for flute and harp, Sicilienne and Berceuse by Gabriel Faure, the Garden of Adonis by Hovhaness, Haro no Umi by Michel Miyagi, and Entra’cte by Jacques Ibert.

Flutist RHONDA BRADETICH lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she substitutes with the San Francisco Symphony as well as other ensembles. In 2009, she was the solo piccoloist for the Honolulu Symphony and the Hawaii Opera Theater. In 2012, she was awarded a Fellowship Award by the Idaho Commission on the Arts. She was able to use this for a tour of Southeast Asia and to attend a conference in Java where she was a US Delegate for the Conference for Asian Cultural Arts Promotion. In 1994, she was chosen as a featured soloist for the Idaho Governor’s Awards in the Arts. She currently performs with Music at the Mission: Chamber Music Outside the Box. She is also on the board of that organization. Ms. Bradetich has premiered many works by new composers, appearing at the Northwest Bach Festival, and in the Zephyr Chamber Music Series in Spokane, Washington. She has performed with the Adorno Ensemble, contemporary Ensemble in Residence at San Francisco State University. In 1993, she was chosen as the winner of the Northwest Young Artist Competition. She has performed with the Orquestra de Monterrey, Mexico, Symphony Silicon Valley, the Boise Philharmonic, and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. With the Festival at Sandpoint, she has frequently been a soloist with the Spokane Symphony and appeared regularly in chamber concerts, also studying with Pulitzer Prize-winner Gunther Schuller. Ms. Bradetich is very interested in education and served as Adjunct Professor of flute at North Idaho College from 1995-2006, and flute instructor for the Lionel Hampton School of Music Summer Program at the University of Idaho. She has often coached the San Francisco Youth Orchestra as well. She has toured extensively in residencies around the United States with guitarist Paul Grove, the Bradetich-Grove Duo. This included a 2 week tour of Montana where she worked with children from many Native American cultures. As a recording artist, she has released several recordings on the Goldenflute label; Reflections, Mosaic, and most recently, the Church Sessions.

Classically trained from age four, KRISTA STRADER holds a Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance from Biola University, where she graduated Cum Laude and was awarded the Outstanding String Musician Honor for two consecutive years. Krista has performed for international royalty and heads of state, Hollywood celebrities, government dignitaries Arnold Schwarzenegger, Colin Powell, and the family of President Nixon. In 2017, Krista was invited to perform for the VIP opening reception of Museum Barberini located in Potsdam, Germany. Special guests included German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

An orchestral and solo harpist, Krista has performed with many professional music groups and organizations around the Bay Area, including the Oakland East Bay Symphony, Santa Cruz Symphony, Sacramento Metropolitan Orchestra, All-American Boys Chorus, Cambrian Symphony, Napa Valley Symphony, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, and Lamplighters Theatre Company. Krista has been the featured harpist with the Mark Thallander Foundation, with guest conductor John Rutter. She has also enjoyed roles as Principal Harpist and concerto soloist with the William Lock Singers and Orchestra.

Krista currently maintains an active free-lance career in the San Francisco Bay Area and is continually adding to her performance schedule with upcoming concerts and private events. She serves on the board of the American Harp Society, Bay Area Chapter. She also teaches privately from her harp studio in Pleasant Hill, CA. Her premiere recording titled The Journey, a collection of celtic and popular melodies performed on celtic harp, is now available on Apple iTunes. For booking information, please visit www.kristastrader.com.

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