About Us

Mission

Bridge to Everywhere celebrates cultural diversity by bringing people together to experience interwoven musical traditions so as to foster a more inclusive society.

Biography

Bridge to Everywhere is a Los Angeles-based classical chamber ensemble and 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 performed at the Brand Library & Art Center, Compose LA Festival, Miles Memorial Playhouse, Eagle Rock Music Festival, and Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, and has worked with organizations such as Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, American Composer’s Forum, and Salastina Music Society. The ensemble has premiered and performed works by Derrick Spiva Jr., Reena Esmail, Juan Pablo Contreras, Philip Graulty, James Waterman, Poovalur Srinivasan, and Rabih Abou-Khalil.

Educational outreach is a core component to Bridge to Everywhere’s work. The ensemble has partnered with CalArts Community Arts Partnership, UCLA Ethnomusicology Department, and Inner-City Arts to hold demonstrations and workshops on cross-cultural musical collaborations.

Upcoming activities for the 2019-20 season include performances at Bridge Projects and Boston Court Pasadena, and the release of the ensemble’s third album.

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.

Staff and Leadership

Philip Graulty
Executive Director

Derrick Spiva Jr.
Artistic Director
Resident Composer

Kim Nguyen Tran
Associate Director
Resident Ethnomusicologist

Marc Nimoy
Associate Director

Ian Smith
Technical Director

Board of Directors

Philip Graulty, President
Kim Nguyen Tran, Vice President
Marc Nimoy, Treasurer and Secretary
Robert Cresswell, Director
Kateri Lirio, Director
Gabrielle Owens, Director
Stephanie Terrazas, Director

Contact

Bridge to Everywhere
10401 Venice Blvd. #501
Los Angeles, CA 90034

info@bridgetoeverywhere.org
+1 (626) 383-9681