METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE PRESENTS

BRIDGET KIBBEY
ATLAS I: CHALACA

Sunday, January 22, 2017
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor / New York, NY
6:00pm (doors) / 6:30pm (show)
Tickets: $20 (general) /  $10 (students)

Reception to follow (sponsored by Miro Cellars)

Bridget Kibbey, harp
Benito Meza, clarinet
Samuel Torres, percussion

“...a Yo-Yo Ma of the harp...Within a few seconds Kibbey has given the harp an outsized personality and ethereal purity, like a piano set free of its hammers and heavy case.”
— Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLAS

A three-part collaborative touring and commissioning series produced by harpist Bridget Kibbey featuring music spanning the globe and centuries of musical tradition, from today’s Afro-Colombian folk grooves
to the elemental resonances of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier

Ceaselessly expanding the harp’s stylistic boundaries, join us in discovering with Bridget Kibbey music from bossa nova to the baroque, in collaboration with some of today’s most scintillating musicians. 

Don’t miss these exclusive interactive previews before they go on tour! 

 

 

ATLAS I: CHALACA

The reputation of the ecstatic and genre-bending trio Chalaca is spreading fast! Formed in 2016 by harpist Bridget Kibbey with Colombian musicians Benito Meza (clarinet) and Samuel Torres (percussion) around their fascination with the musical confluence between African, European and Andean cultures, Chalaca will talk about and perform newly-commissioned works alongside the folk masters that inspired them. 

Following Bridget’s artist residency with Metropolis Ensemble in January, Chalaca travels to The Phillips Collection and Colombian Embassy in Washington D.C. 

 

 

ATLAS II

Bridget Kibbey with The Sebastians (in participation with Emerald City Music)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor / New York, NY
6:00pm (doors) / 6:30pm (show)
Tickets: $20 (general) /  $10 (students)

Come experience a wholly re-imagined concept of Bach’s most renowned keyboard works as Bridget collaborates with one of New York’s premiere early music ensembles, The Sebastians.

 

 

ATLAS III

Bridget Kibbey with Brazilian guitarist João Luiz-Rezende

Thursday, May 18, 2017
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor / New York, NY
6:00pm (doors) / 6:30pm (show)
Tickets: $20 (general) /  $10 (students)

João and Bridget join forces on a new work for guitar and harp, exploring the rich samba and bossa nova traditions in Brazil. Join Bridget and João for an interactive conversation about their evolving collaboration and be the first to preview this exciting new work in process.


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