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Mar 10 2022

Bridge to Everywhere Workshop and Concert

Ensemble Room: Evelyn & Mo Ostin Music Center

Bridge to Everywhere musicians and composers Derrick Skye and James Waterman lead a workshop sharing effective strategies and approaches in collaborations involving diverse musical traditions, including Hindustani rhythmic structures and melodic frameworks, Ghanaian polyrhythms, Balkan Folk music, and Western classical music. UCLA students are invited to play these compositions during the workshop and to join Bridge to Everywhere during the concert. Organized by Kim Nguyen Tran, UCLA Ethnomusicology faculty, in collaboration with Mehrenegar Rostami, director of "Musical Cultures in Dialogue."

About Bridge to Everywhere
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.

Presented by the Davise Fund for Contemporary Music, UCLA Music Library


Like most of The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s programs, this event is FREE! Register in advance for this event via the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.  Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Early arrival is recommended. Registrants receive priority up until 15 minutes before the event.

While Inside the Venue:

No Food or Drink allowed in the building.


This virtual event is FREE! Tune in via Livestream.


Self-service parking is available at UCLA’s Parking Structure #2 for events in Schoenberg Music Building and the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center. Costs range from $1 for 20 minutes to $20 all day. Learn more about campus parking.


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