Bridget Kibbey, Harp
A da Camera Concert presented by Drew University; pre-concert chat 7:15 p.m.
$35 general admission, *$15 educational discount with ID
According to the New York Times, harpist Bridget Kibbey “… makes it seems as though the instrument had been waiting all its life to explode with the energetic figures and gorgeous colors she was getting from it.” Bridget brings a unique program of harp music that takes the listener on a journey through the decades. This program is a romp through the evolving sound of the harp—Renaissance Merulo; Baroque Bach; Romantic Chopin and Dvorak; 20th-Century Britten and Paquito d’Rivera; to 21st-Century Barros/Meza from Colombia. Called the “Yo-Yo Ma of the harp,” by Vogue’s Senior Editor Corey Seymour, Bridget Kibbey is a winner of a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, a Salon de Virtuosi SONY Recording Grant, the only harpist to win a place in the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Bowers Program and the Juilliard School’s Peter Mennin Prize for Artistic Excellence and Leadership. Bridget has fast gained a reputation for her diverse, energetic programming that spans the baroque, French masterworks, and rhythmic migration in South America.