Alumni Recital: “Strong Enough”
Christa Durand, soprano
Matthew Arnerich, piano
A versatile lyric soprano praised for her clarity and warmth of tone, Christa Durand has performed in hundreds of concerts and shows in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. A native of Santa Rosa, Ms. Durand is recognized as a gifted performer who is equally comfortable in a classical recital hall as she is in an intimate cabaret venue. Durand, whose family home was lost in the 2017 fires, will explore the grief process through song and spoken word, together with fellow-alumni and pianist Matthew Arnerich. They will be joined by Anwen Lin, cello, and Joshua Bluegreen-Cripps, trumpet.
We have a community dealing with grief and loss from the fires and we’ll be dealing with those losses for a while. When you get through the hard times it births something beautiful and changes you as a person and makes you stronger.” — Christa Durand