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Presenting

Bridget Kibbey and
the
Sebastians

Sunday

September 16, 2018

3 PM at the
Stamford United Methodist Church
88 Main St, Stamford NY

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Bridget Kibbey, harp (pictured above) and the Sebastians,
pictured below, left to right, top to bottom:
Daniel S. Lee, violin; Nicholas DiEugenio, violin;
Kyle Miller, viola and Ezra Seltzer, cello.

  Photo of Daniel S. Lee Photo of Nicholas DiEugenio
  Photo of Kyle Miller Photo of Ezra Seltzer

Called the “Yo-Yo Ma of the harp (Atlanta-Journal Constitution),” Bridget Kibbey is a recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Classical Recording Foundation’s Young Artist Award, a Salon de Virtuosi Grant, winner of Concert Artist Guild’s International Competition and Astral Artist Auditions.

Just this summer [2018], Bridget was named a recipient of NYU’s Center for Ballet and the Arts’ Virginia B. Toulmin Fellowship for Women Leaders in Dance. She will be collaborating with Katarzyna Skarpetowska, Loni Landon, and Gallim Dance – setting choreography to keyboard works of J.S. Bach.

She has toured and recorded with Dawn Upshaw and Placido Domingo for SONY Records and Deutsche Grammaphon; and, her own solo debut album, Love is Come Again was named one of the Top Ten Releases by Time Out New York. Bridget is featured annually with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Knights Chamber Orchestra, and Camerata Pacifica on the West Coast. She has appeared as soloist and chamber musician at the Bravo!Vail, Santa Fe, Spoleto, Chamber Music Northwest, Bridgehampton, Aspen, Bay Chamber, Pelotas, Savannah Music Festival and Music@Menlo Festivals, among others.

Upcoming seasons launch tours with Mandolinist Avi Avital, the Dover Quartet, Chalaca (Samuel Torres and Benito Meza), appearances with five American orchestras, and premiering a new concerto for harp and strings that showcases Brazilian popular music influences – composed by João Luiz Rezende.

 

September 16, 2018

Bridget Kibbey and
the
Sebastians Present:

Keyboard Works of J.S. Bach
Re-imagined for Harp and String Quartet

Bridget Kibbey, harp
Daniel Lee, violin
Nicholas DiEugenio, violin
Kyle Miller, viola
Ezra Seltzer, cello

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565
(Transcribed for Harp, Bridget Kibbey)

Sonata for Flute/Clavier in E-Flat Major BWV 1031
(Bridget Kibbey and Daniel Lee)

Prelude No. 1 (C Major) from the Well-Tempered Clavier Book I
(Bridget Kibbey)

Fugue No. 1 (C Minor) from the Well-Tempered Clavier Book I
(Bridget Kibbey)

Concerto in F Minor for Harpsichord, BWV 1056
(Bridget Kibbey and the Sebastians)

Intermission

Sonata for Violin/Clavier in G Minor, BWV 1020
(Bridget Kibbey and Nicholas DiEugenio)

Trio Sonata in G Major, BWV 1039
(The Sebastians)

Concerto in A Major for Harpsichord, BWV 1055
(Bridget Kibbey and the Sebastians)

Admission is at the door only by suggested donation of $12 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and students and anyone under 13 years of age is admitted at no charge. Refreshments are served after the concert.

This concert is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Grant Program, administered in Delaware County by The Roxbury Arts Group, Inc.

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An additional Thank you!” to all of our donors and especially to the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation for your generous support which makes this concert and our entire season possible.


The Sebastians (www.sebastians.org) are a dynamic and vital musical ensemble specializing in music of the baroque and classical eras. Lauded as “everywhere sharp-edged and engaging” (The New York Times), the Sebastians have also been praised for their “well-thought out articulation and phrasing” (Early Music Review) and “elegant string playing… immaculate in tuning and balance” (Early Music Today). This season, in addition to performances in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Seattle, the Sebastians present a year-long celebration of their namesake, J. S. Bach, in New York City, featuring Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti; Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with a newly-commissioned companion work by Tawnie Olson; Bach’s sonatas and partitas for solo violin as an installation piece; a program exploring the Musical Offering; and a spectacular production of Bach’s St. Passion in collaboration with TENET.

To read more about Ms. Kibbey visit her Web site at www.bridgetkibbey.com, and to hear her perform including the Concerto in F Minor for Harpsichord and other pieces with the Sebastians, visit www.youtube.com/user/bridgetkibbey/videos. In the "Official Trailer" video, Bridget Kibbey discusses her special interests in exploring the works of Bach and in performing with the Sebastians — an excellent introduction and highly recommended listening before attending this concert.


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