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Psst! Over Here! Secret Saturday Plans!

By Alexander Hough in Arts & Entertainment on May 28, 2009 4:40PM

Photo from Bridget Kibbey's website
Alright, folks, I have to make this quick before my editors get back from their coffee run. Here's the deal: By now you probably know about our fifth anniversary party this Saturday night at The Whistler. I want to tell you about a great concert going on that night, but if my editors find out I plugged something other than our party, they'll make Gitmo look like a Mancow stunt. They are not fucking around on this one.

The concert, at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, features acclaimed young harpist Bridget Kibbey. Kibbey, a founding member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), makes regular harpists sound like they're playing lyres, and the intimate venue will be the perfect place to show off her considerable talent.

Kibbey will perform three solo works: David Bruce's "Caja de música,’’ which Kibbey premiered at Carnegie Hall last month; Elliott Carter's "Bariolage"; and Kati Agócs's "Every Lover Is a Warrior," a piece that melds American and Hungarian folk music (and which appears on Kibbey's wonderful self-released debut solo album, "Love Is Come Again"). Flutist and fellow ICE member Claire Chase will join Kibbey on J. S. Bach's Sonata in E-Flat Major for Flute and Clavier and the third version of Toru Takemitsu's "Towards the Sea," written for alto flute and harp.

If you show up at The Whistler afterward - and you definitely should, by the way, since it'll be a fun-filled night with performances by Grammar and The Interiors, as well as some great DJs - don't mention the harp concert and, for the love of God, don't tell anyone I told you about it. Please, I'm begging you-

Oh hey! Thanks for the latte, chief! I was just telling our fine readers about our fifth anniversary party on Saturday! Be there or be square! Ha!

Please. Don't say a word.

Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S. Michigan, Saturday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m., $10, $5 for students and seniors, email or call 312.494.2655 for further inquiries