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