January 11 and 15, 2012 / 7:30pm
Le Poisson Rouge / 158 Bleecker Street NYC
On the Program
Music Box gathers music by composers born in other countries who now call the United States home. Moved by both their individual stories and their music, Bridget commissioned works whose inspiration is based in folk idioms from each composer's country of origin as well as from their own personal narratives.
The harp is an instrument emblematic of storytelling and folklore. Music Box will allow the harp to carry this tradition forward into the 21st century, giving expression to the diverse voices that make up contemporary American culture.
Featuring performances of solo harp works by:
Kati Agocs, Canada (world premiere)
Kinan Azmeh, Syria (world premiere)
David Bruce, representing Venezuela
Susie Ibarra, representing the Phillipines (world premiere)
Bridget Kibbey, representing Ireland
Paquito d'Rivera, Cuba (world premiere)
Ricardo Romaniero, Brazil (world premiere)
Du Yun, China (world premiere)
About the Concert
Metropolis Ensemble is thrilled to announce the inaugural concert of its new Resident Artists Series - concerts, musical events, and social gatherings that feature our leading artists as solo instrumentalists in creative collaborations with composers from all genres.
Metropolis Ensemble's virtuoso harpist Bridget Kibbey kicks-off this series with a concert presentation entitled Music Box, featuring the world-premieres of six newly commissioned works for solo harp.
Major underwriting for our Resident Artist Series is generously provided by The June Wu Artists Fund.