Bridge to Everywhere celebrates cultural diversity by bringing people together to experience interwoven musical traditions so as to foster a more inclusive society.
Bridge to Everywhere is a Los Angeles-based chamber ensemble and nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting composers, performers, and educators who celebrate cultural diversity through interwoven musical traditions. Through collaborations, performances, and education programs, the organization strives to build bridges between instruments, genres, cultures, and people.
Founded in 2015, Bridge to Everywhere has been presented by Angel City Jazz Festival, Boston Court Pasadena, Brand Library & Art Center, Miles Memorial Playhouse, Eagle Rock Music Festival, and Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, and has worked with Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, American Composer’s Forum, Salastina, Bridge Projects, and Orenda Records. The ensemble regularly premieres works by its performer-composer members, including Yvette Holzwarth, Derrick Skye, Philip Graulty, James Waterman, Anna Kouchnerov, and Chris Votek.
Educational outreach is a core component of Bridge to Everywhere’s work. The ensemble has partnered with CalArts Community Arts Partnership, UCLA Ethnomusicology Department, Inner-City Arts, and Santa Clarita Youth Valley Orchestra to hold demonstrations and workshops on cross-cultural musical collaborations. Bridge to Everywhere is currently the Ensemble-In-Residence at Mount Saint Mary’s University.
Statement of Purpose
At its core, Bridge to Everywhere is a movement to promote compassion and empathy through music. We aspire to use music to bring people together to celebrate our differences and find common ground. Furthermore, we believe that musical collaboration can serve as a model of how people from different backgrounds can work together to forge harmonious relationships. Through our engagements, we hope that audiences will find new connections between musical traditions, and in turn, each other.