Bridget Kibbey, harp & Alexi Kenney, violin
Thursday, December 1, 10:30AM
Ordway Concert Hall
Thursday, December 1, 10:30 a.m.
Friday, December 2, 7:30 p.m.
Please join us one hour before the performance for a pre-concert talk by David Evan Thomas with special guest, composer Libby Larsen.
About the Artists
Called the “Yo-Yo Ma of the harp,” by Vogue Senior Editor Corey Seymour, Schubert Club’s 2022-2023 Featured Artist Bridget Kibbey is in high demand for her innovative, virtuosic performances that expand the expressive range of the harp. As a soloist and collaborator with today’s top artists, she crosses genres to emphasize and elevate the harp’s role through centuries and cultures of music.
As The New York Times says, “…she made it seem as though her instrument had been waiting all its life to explode with the gorgeous colors and energetic figures she was getting from it.”
Kibbey has received a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and a Salon de Virtuosi SONY Recording Grant. She is the winner of the Premiere Prix at the Journées de les Harpes Competition in Arles, France, the Concert Artists Guild competition, and the Juilliard School’s Peter Mennin Prize for Artistic Excellence and Leadership. Schubert Club audiences will remember Ms. Kibbey from her Schubert Club Mix appearance with Chalaca, an ensemble that explores explores the confluence of cultures found in South America and the Caribbean.
The recipient of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2020 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, violinist Alexi Kenney is building a career that defies categorization, following his interests, intuition, and heart. He is equally at home creating experimental programs and commissioning new works, soloing with major orchestras in the USA and abroad, and collaborating with some of the most celebrated musicians of our time.
In recent seasons, Alexi has performed as soloist with the Detroit Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Sarasota Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, and in a play-conduct role as guest leader of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and performs chamber music at numerous festivals including [email protected], Ravinia, and Bridgehampton on tour with Musicians from Marlboro and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.