Hosted by WQXR’s Terrance McKnight, these intimate evenings of insightful conversation and virtuosic performances will enlighten and inspire, deepening the audience’s understanding and appreciation of the music, the composers, and the artists’ creative process.
Featuring Beth Wenstrom, Violin & Priscilla Herreid, Recorder
Celebrated as the “Yo-Yo Ma of the harp” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution), Bridget Kibbey crafts performance projects that showcase the vast cross-genre capabilities of the harp alongside today's top artists – whether it be navigating the keyboard works of J.S. Bach, to the opulent repertoire of the Belle Époque, to exploring folk idioms and narratives that influence today's composer luminaries. The program includes Renaissance and Baroque works arranged for harp as the central figure, including Bach's Toccata & Fugue in D minor. “Say again? This mighty organ piece played on a harp?” writes Anthony Tommasini in the New York Times. “It was remarkable....the gossamer colorings and improvisatory fervor of Ms. Kibbey’s account hooked me."
Watch Bridget perform Bach's Toccata & Fugue.
WQXR is the official media partner of Only at Merkin with Terrance McKnight.