Steeple Concerts at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield will present a live online solo recital by celebrated harpist Bridget Kibbey on Sunday, January 24th at 6pm. Performed for the general streaming public, Ms. Kibbey’s eclectic program will include music by Albéniz, D’Rivera, Grandjany, and Valera from the 20th and 21st centuries, together with selections from J.S. Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier. In addition, Ms. Kibbey will perform her own adaptation for harp of J.S. Bach’s familiar masterpiece for organ, Toccata and Fugue in D minor.
Following current guidelines, the Kibbey harp recital will be offered as a streaming video performance in lieu of an in-person concert. On January 24th, the general public is invited to view the performance live at 6 PM on YouTube at https://www.steepleconcerts.org.
While tickets are not required, donations are encouraged to help cover the cost of presenting this professional, live-music event as part of the Steeple Concert series. Donations may be made online at https://www.steepleconcerts.org/donate. Also on the website are details about and links to this concert, as well as the upcoming Steeple 2021 season program.
Dubbed “a Yo-Yo Ma of the harp” by Vogue magazine, Bridget Kibbey has “gained a reputation for her diverse, energetic programming spanning the baroque [period], French masterworks, and South America.”
She is “the only harpist to win a position with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society II.” She is also a winner of Concert Artist Guild's International Competition, Astral Artist Auditions, and Premiere Prix at the Journées de les Harpes Competition in Arles, France.
She has toured and recorded with Dawn Upshaw and Placido Domingo for SONY Records and Deutsche Grammaphon. Her solo debut album, Love is Come Again, was named one of the Top Ten Releases by Time Out New York.
Ms. Kibbey is on the harp faculties at New York University, The Juilliard School Pre-College program, and Vassar College. She holds both Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, where she completed studies with Nancy Allen.
Steeple Concerts at St. Paul’s, Westfield are presented by the Friends of Music at St. Paul’s, a 501(c)3 organization devoted to presenting the arts in Westfield.