Bridget Kibbey and the Dover Quartet.

Bridget Kibbey, harp, with the Dover Quartet 'Celebrating Bach'

December 3, 2021 | Yardley Hall

Past Event

Virtual pre-show talk at 7 p.m.

Surprising audiences with diverse and energetic programming, Kibbey spans baroque, French masterworks and rhythmic migration in South America. With the Dover Quartet, it’s a celebration of pure musical brilliance and charisma in an all-Bach program.

On this tour, Bridget Kibbey and the Dover Quartet feature some of the best-beloved works of J.S. Bach, including Toccata and Fugue in D minor, which Kibbey adapted for harp.


Note: This program is subject to change.

Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 (trans. Kibbey)
I. Toccata
II. Fugue
III. Coda

Sonata in G minor for Violin and Obbligato Harpsichord, BWV 1020
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro

Harpsichord Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056
I. No tempo indication
II. Largo
III. Presto

Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
Contrapuncti I-IV

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
I. No tempo indicated
II. Adagio
III. Allegro

Bridget Kibbey

Called the "Yo-Yo Ma of the harp," by Vogue’s Senior Editor Corey Seymour, Bridget Kibbey has won a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, a Salon de Virtuosi SONY Recording Grant and a Premiere Prix at the Journées de les Harpes Competition in Arles, France, and is an artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She has quickly gained a reputation for her diverse, energetic programming that spans baroque, French masterworks and rhythmic migration in South America.

Kibbey’s debut album, “Love is Come Again,” was named one of the Top Ten Releases by Time Out New York. Most recently, Kibbey was named “Best in Studio 2018” by New York’s WQXR for her live performance of her adaptation of J.S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue.

The Dover Quartet

Dover Quartet Curtis Institute LogoHailed as “the next Guarneri Quartet” (Chicago Tribune) and “the young American string quartet of the moment” (New Yorker), the Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom in 2013, following a stunning sweep of all prizes at the Banff Competition. Since then, they have become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. In addition to their faculty role as the inaugural Penelope P. Watkins Ensemble in Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Dover Quartet holds residencies with the Kennedy Center, Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, Artosphere and the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival.

Among the group’s honors are the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award and Lincoln Center’s Hunt Family Award. The quartet has won grand and first prizes at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and fourth prize at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition.

The quartet’s first volume of the complete Beethoven string quartet cycle, which focuses on the composer’s Op. 18 quartets, was released by Cedille Records in September 2020. Among its many notable performances in 2019–20, the Dover Quartet made its Zankel Hall debut in collaboration with Emanuel Ax.

The Dover Quartet appears by arrangement with the Curtis Institute of Music, where it serves as the Penelope P. Watkins Ensemble in Residence.

Supported in part by Mark and Nancy Gilman.