Aug. 24, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Dec. 9, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Lauded for her artistry and ability to captivate audiences, harpist Bridget Kibbey "makes it seem as though her instrument had been waiting all its life to explode with the gorgeous colors and energetic figures she was getting from it.” (New York Times) She won the Classical Recording Foundation's 2012 Young Artist Award, Concert Artist Guild's 2007 International Competition, and Astral Artist Auditions, and received an Avery Fisher Career Grant. Her debut album, Love is Come Again, was named one of 2007's Top Ten Releases by Time Out New York. This season marks the release of her newest album, Music Box, a celebration of solo harp works that celebrate the rich cultural fabric that makes up the United States, with Dawn Upshaw as special guest. This season’s other highlights include the world premiere recording of a new work by Kaija Saariaho in Rothko’s Chapel. She joins the International Contemporary Ensemble in solo and chamber works at the MostlyMozartFestivaland Cite´ de la Musique in Paris. She will perform concertos with the Brazilian State Orchestra in Porto Alegre, the Pensacola Symphony, and the Atlantic Coastal Orchestra. A former member of Chamber Music Society Two, Ms. Kibbey is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where she studied with Nancy Allen. She is on the harp faculties of Bard Conservatory, New York University, and the Juilliard Pre-College program.