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Formal Concert #3: “Three Virtuosos”
July 21, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Formal Concert #3:
FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017
featuring… Bridget Kibbey,
Benito Meza, Samuel Torres
Sponsored by …
Pre-Concert Chat: 7:15 pm
Concert Time: 7:30 pm
Location: FLCC Concert Hall (Directions)
What happens when three fearless, innovative virtuosos put their minds and hearts together to make music? The result is a breathtaking concert that will have your pulse pounding, feet tapping, and your mind expanding in ways you didn’t expect.
Making her second festival appearance, harpist Bridget Kibbey has already formed an international reputation for expanding the possibilities of her instrument. Along with appearing at prestigious festivals everywhere, she has appeared as a soloist with major orchestras and has commissioned ground-breaking new works for the harp.
“A performer in a league of his own” (Los Angeles Times), clarinetist Benito Meza is a Grammy-nominated artist who has appeared as soloist with countless orchestras. Originally from Colombia, he came up through the world-famous music education program, El Sistema, and was a member of the celebrated Simón Bolívar Youth Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela.
Samuel Torres transcends the conventional definition of a percussionist. Along with being a music director, he is a celebrated composer and has performed or recorded with artists such as Tito Puente, Chick Corea, Paquito D’Rivera, and Shakira as well as numerous classical orchestras around the world.
These three musicians will present a program of original arrangements that defy musical categories.
Selections from the following to be announced from the stage:
– Paquito D’Rivera (Cuba): Bandoneon for Solo Harp
– David Bruce (R. Venezuela): Caja de Musica
– Jacob de Bandolim (Brazil): Assanhado
– Benito Meza (Colombia): El Pescador
– Juan Manuel Plaza (Venezuela): Currucha
– Astor Piazzola (Argentina): L’Histoire du Tango
– João Luiz Rezende (Brazil): Jequibau
– Samuel Torres (Colombia): Páramo
– Patrick Zimmerli (USA): A Mysterious Ride
Bridget Kibbey, harp
Benito Meza, clarinet
Samuel Torres, percussion