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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: BRIDGET KIBBEY, HARP & Viano Quartet

June 27, 2024 7:30 pm  -  9:00 pm
$35.00
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Demarre McGill, flute | Chris Elchico, clarinet | Jeremy McCoy, double bass
Internationally acclaimed harpist Bridget Kibbey is known for diving deep into baroque music, French Belle Époque, Nuevo Latino traditions and beyond. She is joined by the Viano Quartet, which won First Prize at the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition.

Program
DEBUSSY: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
RAVEL: Introduction et Allegro
Intermission
DEBUSSY: Danse sacrée et danse profane

Bridget Kibbey, harp
Harpist Bridget Kibbey illuminates the powerful and expressive range of the concert harp to new audiences around the world. Her virtuosic and soulful performances easily crossover classical, global and jazz genres. Her 2023 solo recording with Pentatone Records, Crossing the Ocean, features special guest soprano Dawn Upshaw. Kibbey is a winner of a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Premiere Prix at the Journées de les Harpes Competition, among others, and is the only harpist to win a place in the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Bowers Program. She has recorded with luminaries including Placido Domingo, Kathleen Battle and Gustavo Santaolalla for SONY Records and Deutsche Grammophon; her own solo debut album, Love is Come Again, was named one of the Top Ten Releases by Time Out New York.

One of her latest touring projects includes a newly commissioned concerto by Brazilian composer João Luiz Rezende, which explores the sounds of Carnaval on the harp. Other powerful collaborations include The Sacred in the Profane that explores French Masterworks of the Belle Époque; Leyenda which celebrates Nuevo Latino Voices; as well as her own adaptations of keyboard concerti and sonatas of J.S. Bach with the Dover Quartet.

VIANO STRING QUARTET
Lucy Wang, violin | Hao Zhou, violin | Aiden Kane, viola | Tate Zawadiuk, cello
Praised for their “virtuosity, visceral expression, and rare unity of intention” (Boston Globe), the Viano Quartet is one of the most sought-after performing young ensembles today and currently in-residence at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Bowers Program from 2024-2027. Since winning First Prize at the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition, they have traveled to nearly every major city across the globe. The quartet was named the inaugural June Goldsmith Quartet-in-Residence for the Music in the Morning series in Vancouver (through 2025), where their focus will be to commission new works and lead extensive community engagement initiatives. Additionally, they also received the Grand Prize at the 2019 ENKOR International Music Competition, second prize at the 2019 Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition and the Silver Medal at the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music. Their chief mentors include faculty of the Curtis Institute and Colburn Conservatory, as well as members of the Dover, Guarneri and Tokyo string quartets.

“…hair raising, with bolts of lightning flashing from many pages…” – American Record Guide

DEMARRE MCGILL, flute
Demarre McGill has gained international recognition as a soloist, recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician. Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Sphinx Medal of Excellence, he is now the principal flute of the Seattle Symphony and previously served as principal flute of numerous symphony orchestras. In August of 2019, he was named Associate Professor of Flute at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and is an artist-faculty member of the Aspen Music Festival and School. A founding member of The Myriad Trio, a co-founder of The Art of Élan and, along with clarinetist Anthony McGill and pianist Michael McHale, founded the McGill/McHale Trio. A native of Chicago, Demarre received his Bachelor’s degree from The Curtis Institute of Music and Master’s degree at The Juilliard School. Photo Credit: Denver Rispel

Chris Elchico, clarinet
Christopher Elchico joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as second clarinet in March 2022. He has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, Kansas City Symphony, and New World Symphony. His principal teachers were Burt Hara, associate principal clarinet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and James Campbell, professor emeritus of clarinet at Jacobs School of Music Indiana University, where Elchico completed a dual master’s degree in clarinet and classical saxophone performance. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles. Elchico is a Buffet Group USA and Vandoren Performing Artist.

JEREMY MCCOY, double bass
For 35 seasons, Jeremy McCoy served as the Co-Principal double bass for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, playing in more than 5,000 performances under music directors James Levine and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. He retired from that position in 2020, but continues to be a highly sought after artist in orchestral and chamber settings. McCoy has performed as concerto soloist with the Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, the Louisiana Philharmonic, Classical Tahoe, the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra and Musica Viva of New York. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with members of the Arditti, Borodin, Cleveland, Emerson, Guarneri, Juilliard and Tokyo string quartets and with many other distinguished artists.

“The Yo-Yo Ma of the harp” -Vogue magazine

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June 27
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7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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$35.00
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Rockport Music
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9785467391
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Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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