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The Berkshire Eagle

"The 25-minute harp concerto, performed in commemoration of Ginastera's centennial, formed the centerpiece of the program and provided a showcase for harpist Krysten Keches, who spun magic as she plucked and spun the strings."

Boston Classical Review

"Rising-star harpist Krysten Keches...did full justice to Britten’s wonderfully inventive harp part, no mere accompaniment to singers but an essential generator of the atmosphere and drama of this “ceremony.” Her rendering of the wintry Andante pastorale harp interlude at the center of the work was mesmerizing."

The Boston Globe

"Soloist Krysten Keches, winner of this year’s BMOP/NEC Concerto Competition, coursed through with focused confidence, her self-possessed concentration making her seem like the eye in a storm of rhythm and hue."

Boston Classical Review

"Listeners who know the harp mainly as a nice touch of color in orchestral scores might have been amazed at the variety of sonorities, articulations, and effects Keches drew from her instrument, from the most evanescent filigree to hard-edged forte chords virtually ripped from the strings...Her elegant, malleable phrasing in slow tempos and fast would be the envy of many pianists.."

Boston Musical Intelligencer

"...she performed throughout with a silver tone and technical bravura."

The Boston Globe

"...excellent young soloist"

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