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MOSA – Carnegie Hall Citywide: The Art of Song

Carnegie Hall Citywide: The Art of Song

  • Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church 178 Bennett Avenue New York, NY,  10040 United States (map)

Ariadne Greif is one of today’s most powerful communicators of the song literature. Traversing opera to recital forms, she is sought after for her interpretations of traditional repertoire to world-premieres by today’s compositional luminaries, via her “luminous, expressive voice (New York Times).” We can’t wait to hear this voice soar in the beautiful acoustics of Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church for this special event! Harpist Bridget Kibbey has toured and recorded with vocal luminaries Dawn Upshaw, Kathleen Battle, to Nick Phan and Iranian Chanteuse Mahsa Vahdat. According to the New York Times, “Kibbey was a marvel once more, her dramatic sweeps and robust lines repeatedly cause for shivers… “

Ariadne Greif, soprano
Bridget Kibbey, harp

MOSA – Opening Night: Manuel Valera & New Cuban Voices

MOSA’s opening concert of the 2023-24 season features the iconic Cuban pianist, arranger, and composer Manuel Valera, alongside long-time collaborators bassist Hamish Smith and drummer Mark Whitfield. Expect to be on your feet by night’s end! To open the event, Manuel teams up with Artistic Director harpist Kibbey in a world-premiere composition/improvisation for piano and harp, written specifically for the occasion. Come join us for an unforgettable opening night celebrating Cuba as a continual wellspring of American musical life, in the hands of this incredible talent…and stay for the after-party! We’ll enjoy Dutch Baby Cakes in the garden to launch the season and celebrate the opening of Hispanic Heritage Month.

“He leaves no doubt that he’s destined to play a role in the future of jazz. Valera shows a keen jazz vocabulary, a gift for creating grooves that invite stellar solo flights from his collaborators and the nerve to romance a melody when it suits him.” –Billboard

Manuel Valera, piano
Hamish Smith, bass
Mark Whitfield, drums
Bridget Kibbey, harp