Bridget Kibbey, Harp
Samuel Torres, percussion
Louis Arques, clarinet


Bach to Brazil celebrates one of Kibbey’s favorite cultural narratives, and the ever-evolving dance forms of joropo, cumbia, jequibau, chorinho, tango, and mambo. Joined by the wonderful Latin Grammy-Winning Samuel Torres and Louis Arques, Bach to Brazil takes audiences through three centuries of cultural cross-pollination stories leading to today’s Nuevo Latino Voices … while paying homage to the folk narratives that inspire them.

J.S. BACH arr. Bridget KIBBEY – Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565
José BARROS arr. Benito MEZA – El Pescador
Jacob do BANDOLIM – Assanhado
Joaquín RODRIGO – Four Madrigals
Samuel TORRES – Taken
Paquito D’RIVERA – Bandoneon
Astor PIAZZOLLA – “Café 1930” from L’Histoire du Tango
Samuel TORRES – Páramo
Juan Manuel PLAZA – El Currucha


Called the “Yo-Yo Ma of the harp,” by Vogue magazine, Bridget Kibbey is in demand for her innovative, virtuosic performances that expand the expressive range of the harp. Collaborating with some of today’s top artists, she crosses genres to emphasize the harp’s role through centuries and cultures of music. The New York Times has remarked that “…she made it seem as though her instrument had been waiting all its life to explode with the gorgeous colors and energetic figures she was getting from it.” Bach to Brazil includes newly-commissioned works that highlight the Nuevo Latino luminaries living in NYC and the folk masters that inspired them in a mash-up of maracatú, frevo, chorinho, bossa nova, joropo, tango, and cumbia from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, and Venezuela.



Venues are following all required safety and cleaning protocols. In coordination with the venues, the Cliburn will follow the following procedures for its upcoming concerts:

  • Masks must be worn by all patrons and staff, except when eating or drinking. All are encouraged to bring their own masks. If a patron arrives without a mask, one will be provided. If their health prevents the wearing of a face covering, patrons should not attend the concerts in person; recordings will be made available exclusively to subscribers.
  • Patrons will be seated at distanced 4-person tables. The Cliburn will work with subscribers to fulfill seating requests and arrange attendees appropriately.
  • Seating will begin 45 minutes prior to each concert. Patrons will check in on a list; no physical tickets will be issued. Cliburn staff will assist patrons with seating.
  • Food and drinks are available at The Post, whose staff will take orders at the tables. Patrons are expected to remain in their seats, unless visiting the restroom.