As ensemble-in-residence, Bridge to Everywhere performs with the Mount Saint Mary’s University Bridge Orchestra. The first part of the concert will feature West African drumming, while the second part will feature pieces Cadillac Summit and The Elephant King by composer James Waterman as well as Johann Sebastian Bach‘s Brandenburg 4. The event is free and open to the public.
BOSTON COURT PASADENA
Bridge to Everywhere: Sandbox
Saturday, March 19, 2022, 8pm – Pasadena
Bridge to Everywhere returns to Boston Court Pasadena for a cross-cultural program of contemporary music that reflects our interconnected world. This intimate concert consists entirely of original pieces by Bridge to Everywhere ensemble members, including 6 world premieres! This new music explores connections across diverse musical traditions including Hindustani and Carnatic classical, Eastern European folk, traditional West African, American folk, Western classical, and jazz. The ensemble envisions this special program as a musical sandbox, where the group delves into new experimentations of electro-acoustics, novel instrumentations, and theatrical elements, together with their cross-cultural sounds.
PRESENTED BY THE DAVISE FUND FOR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Thursday, March 10, 2022, 6PM
In this workshop led by Derrick Skye and James Waterman, Bridge to Everywhere musicians and composers will share effective strategies in musical collaborations involving diverse musical traditions, including Hindustani rhythmic structures, Ghanaian polyrhythms, and Western classical music.
WALLIS ANNENBERG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Thursday, March 3, 2022, 7:30pm – Los Angeles
This concert consists entirely of original music by Bridge to Everywhere ensemble members and explores connections found across diverse musical traditions including Hindustani and Carnatic classical music, traditional West African music, American folk music, Arabic music, Western classical music, and jazz.
MOUNT SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY
Saturday, January 29, 2022, 3:00pm – Los Angeles
Celebrate Bridge to Everywhere’s five-year anniversary with an outdoor sunset concert featuring new works by its ensemble members.
ANGEL CITY JAZZ FESTIVAL
Orenda Records Fest
Saturday, October 9, 2021, 5:00pm – Los Angeles
Bridge to Everywhere performs new music by ensemble members Derrick Skye, Yvette Holzwarth, Chris Votek, James Waterman, and Philip Graulty. The festival also features LA-based artists Jon Hatamiya’s Big Band, Cathlene Pineda Quartet, NOICE, and Dan Rosenboom Quintet.
MOUNT SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY
MSMU Chamber Music Concert
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 3:00pm – Los Angeles
Mount Saint Mary’s University (MSMU) Ensemble-in-Residence Bridge to Everywhere leads a workshop and concert with winners of the 2019 MSMU High School Chamber Music Competition. Works by Poovalur Srinivasan and James Waterman.
BOSTON COURT PASADENA
Boston Court Pasadena
Saturday, October 19, 2019, 8:00pm – Pasadena
Bridge to Everywhere performs a full-length evening concert featuring works by Los Angeles-based composers Derrick Skye, Reena Esmail, Juan Pablo Contreras, Philip Graulty, James Waterman, and Anna Kouchnerov. Pre-concert talk at 7:15pm.
Phillip K. Smith III, 10 Columns, 2019
aluminum, glass, LED lighting, electronic components, unique color program, dimensions variable
photo: Lance Gerber
Bridge Projects: Opening Celebration
Saturday, October 12, 2019, 3:00pm – Los Angeles
To mark the opening of Bridge Projects and the installation of Phillip K. Smith III’s new work, 10 Columns, Bridge to Everywhere and poet Mandy Kahn activate the exhibition space through music and poetry.
BRAND LIBRARY & ART CENTER
Brand Library Plaza Series
Friday, August 30, 2019, 7:00pm – Glendale
Join us at the beautiful Brand Library & Art Center as we close out the City of Glendale’s Brand Library Plaza Series. Admission is free, but seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. Visitors are welcome to bring a chair or blanket and sit on the grassy hillsides in Brand Park.
THE YORK MANOR
Music x Ideas x Space = Compose L.A.
MONDAY, FEB 25, 8:00 PM – Highland Park
Please join us for a very special concert in collaboration with Salastina Music Society, American Composer Forum and Kensington Presents. The first part of the program features Salastina performing Derrick Skye’s gorgeous and profound American Mirror followed by a discussion with the composer and Katherine In-Young Lee, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at UCLA. The second part of the evening features Bridge to Everywhere performing Derrick’s The Body Overcome in addition to works by Reena Esmail and Juan Pablo Contreras.
MILES MEMORIAL PLAYHOUSE
Fireside at the Miles
FRIDAY, JAN 26, 8:00 PM – Santa Monica
Bridge to Everywhere performs “American Mirror,” a cross-cultural program of contemporary music that reflects our nation’s diversity. Featuring works by Derrick Skye, Rabih Abou-Khalil, John Bergamo and Poovalur Srinivasan, the concert explores connections found across diverse musical traditions. This performance is part of a season of cozy performances in front of an open fire in Santa Monica’s historic Miles Memorial Playhouse.
Sounds Genius: American Mirror
SATURDAY, OCT 7, 8:00 PM – Pasadena
SUNDAY, OCT 8, 3:00 PM – Santa Monica
Salastina premieres American Mirror by Derrick Skye, a remarkable new work that reflects on the coming together of cultures in societies consisting of many generations of immigrants.
Eagle Rock Music Festival
SATURDAY, OCT 7, 4:30 PM
The 18th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival (ERMF) is produced by Center for the Arts Eagle Rock in partnership with Councilmember Jose Huizar and CD14. This “By Locals, For Locals” community festival celebrates the diverse talent and imagination of the musicians, artists, community members and local businesses of Northeast Los Angeles.
Steve Reich at 80
SUNDAY, JUN 11, 3:00 PM
Philip Graulty (guitar, tape) and Marc Nimoy (guitar, laptop) pay tribute to genre-defying composer Steve Reich, highlighting a body of work that spans five decades.
House of Many Windows
SATURDAY, MAY 27, 8:00 PM
Miroslav Tadić (guitar) and Yvette Holzwarth (violin) perform music from Macedonia, Romania, Greece, Hungary, and Spain seen through new and unexpected windows.
Music without Borders
FRI, JAN 20, 7:30 PM
Our debut concert! Bridge to Everywhere premieres five works by Derrick Skye — all inspired by traditional music from Ghana, India, Mexico, Eastern Europe and beyond.
Workshop at UCLA
THU, JAN 18, 8:00 PM
Derrick Skye (composer, conductor) and James Waterman (percussion) lead a workshop on on rhythmic cycles in Hindustani classical music and West African music.
Open Rehearsal at Inner-City Arts
FRI, DEC 3, 6:00 PM
Join Bridge to Everywhere for an open rehearsal at Inner-City Arts. Hear five new works in progress and meet the twenty-plus musicians who make up our staff and ensemble.