Orchestra to perform world premiere of harp concerto featuring Bridget Kibbey

(Wednesday, October 30, Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra continues its Focus Series with Bach & Beyond on Monday, November 25 at 7 p.m. at The Plaza Live. The concert will feature Music Director Eric Jacobsen, Concertmaster Rimma Bergeron-Langlois, and guest harpist Bridget Kibbey in a program featuring the music of South America.

The full program will be as follows:

BACH – Sonata in G minor
REZENDE – Harp Concerto (World Premiere)
PIAZZOLLA, arr. Ljova – Libertango
RAVEL – TziganeRapsodie De Concert, for Violin & Orchestra
GINASTERA – Estancia: Four Dances

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

Rimma Bergeron-Langlois (Yermosh) began playing the violin when she was five years old, and her first public appearance was on Ukrainian National television when she was six. She studied at the specialized music school in Kharkov, Ukraine and was a prize winner at the Adolescent’s Assemblies of Arts International competition in Moscow, Russia. Rimma went on to pursue her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the New England Conservatory in Boston with Masuko Ushioda and Donald Weilerstein. During her studies, she won multiple New England Conservatory Concerto Competitions. She was also a soloist and competition winner with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Rimma has performed extensively in concerts and recitals throughout the Europe, Russia, USA, South America, Asia and Australia.

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is supported by United Arts of Central Florida, host of OrlandoAtPlay.com and UAArtsEd.com. This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program, and sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the State of Florida. The Accommodations Sponsor is Crowne Plaza Orlando-Downtown.

Single tickets start at $18. Student tickets start at $14.60. Patrons may receive (2) free
children’s tickets (ages 17 and under) with the purchase of (1) full price Adult
ticket. All tickets can be purchased online at orlandophil.org, by calling 407.770.0071,
or in person at the Box Office, located at The Plaza Live (425 N. Bumby Avenue,
Orlando). The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Ticket
prices subject to change.)
Celebrating its 27th Season, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and is comprised of creative musicians and artists from around the world. The Philharmonic annually presents the FAIRWINDS Classics Series and Pops Series at Bob Carr Theater and its Focus Series at The Plaza Live, a historic Central Florida venue. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra’s mission is to enrich and inspire the diverse communities of Central Florida through the transformative power of live music, and it presents more than 170 live concerts and impacts more than 70,000 children, youth and families annually through its Young People’s Concerts, Symphony Storytime Series, Notes in Your Neighborhood program, and free outdoor community concerts. A resident company of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Philharmonic will perform in Steinmetz Hall when it opens in 2020. Learn more at OrlandoPhil.org.

About the Artists:
Bridget Kibbey – https://bridgetkibbey.com/
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