Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
The Wallis presents



Mar 03

7:30 PM
Los Angeles-based chamber ensemble Bridge to Everywhere, led by Artistic Director Derrick Skye, performs a cross-cultural program of contemporary music that reflects our interconnected world. This concert consists entirely of original music by its 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. The group strives to build bridges between instruments, genres, cultures, and people.

“Plyve Kacha Po Tysyni" 
Traditional Ukrainian folk song
Arrangement from the performance by the Pikardijska Tertsia (2014)
Singers: Olena Karpenko, Anna Kouchnerov, Hannah Arista 

Seven Turns (2019), Derrick Skye
Thunder Over Water (2021), Yvette Holzwarth
Mijo (2021), Philip Graulty
Abacus (2019), James Waterman


Three Sketches for Two Violins (2019), Anna Kouchnerov
Inverness (2019), James Waterman
Interplanetary Kisses (2015), Dimitris Mahlis
Thursday, An Umbrella (rev. 2022), Philip Graulty, lyrics Hannah Arista / Philip Graulty
Unveiled This Heart (rev. 2021), Derrick Skye


Derrick Skye, conductor
Rachel Iba, concertmaster
Hannah Arista, voice, percussion
Yvette Holzwarth, voice, violin, viola
Rachel Mellis, flute
Anna Kouchnerov, violin
Philip Graulty, acoustic and electric guitars
Marc Nimoy, acoustic guitars
Dimitris Mahlis, oud
Michelle Elliott Rearick, cello
Mark Gutierrez, electric bass
James Waterman, percussion, vibraphone

RUNNING TIME: Two hours including a 15-minute intermission. 

PRELUDES @ THE WALLIS: Join us before the concert at 6:30 PM for a prelude conversation with the artists, moderated by Classical KUSC's Brian Lauritzen. 

SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY: For our most current safety protocols and requirements, please click here.