The Wallis presents BRIDGE TO EVERYWHERE performing works by LA-based composers

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents Bridge to Everywhere, considered one of Southland’s most compelling new chamber music ensembles, on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 7:30 p.m., at the Bram Goldsmith Theatre. The company’s debut program in Wallis, led by Artistic Director Derrick Skye, features 11 cross-cultural contemporary works by seven Los Angeles-based composers that reflect the interconnectedness of the world.

The works, composed by Skye and ensemble members Philip Graulty, Yvette Holzwarth, Anna Kouchnerov, Dimitri Mahlis and James Watterman, explore the connections found between various musical traditions, including Hindustani and Carnatic classical music, traditional western music -African, American folk music, Arabic music. , western classical music and jazz. Bridge to Everywhere strives to build bridges between instruments, musical genres, cultures and people. A concert prelude hosted by Brian Lauritzen of Classical KUSC will take place at 6:30 p.m.

At its core, Bridge to Everywhere, founded by Skye in 2015, promotes compassion and empathy through music. The ensemble uses music to bring people together to celebrate their differences and find common ground, embracing musical collaboration to serve as a model for how people from different backgrounds can work together to forge harmonious relationships. . San Francisco Classical Voice proclaims that “inclusion is…at the heart of Bridge.” Bridge to Everywhere received the prestigious blog’s 2020 People’s Choice Award for “Best Bedroom Performance”.

In addition to Skye, the ensemble includes Rachel Iba, concertmaster; Hannah Arista, vocals/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; Michael Elliott Rearick, cello; Marc Gutierrez, electric bass; and James Waterman, percussion/vibraphone.

Upcoming performances at the Wallis in March include pianist Shai Wosner (March 5); Rapunzel alone (March 12-19); The Wallis debut of MUSE/IQUE, directed by artistic director and conductor Rachael Worby (March 12 and 13); Sunday Funday (March 13); DIAVOLO (March 18-20); Bedtime Stories (March 24-26); and Hershey Felder Presents live from Florence The Verdi Fiasco (live broadcast from March 27). The world premiere production of The Excavation of Mary Anning, originally scheduled for February, has moved to The Wallis’ 2022/2023 season.

The Wallis is closely monitoring the ever-changing local health and safety environment and is currently addressing known health factors. If plans change and a performance must be postponed or canceled or if venue capacity limitations are instituted, ticket holders will be immediately advised of the options for their purchased tickets in accordance with The Wallis ticketing policies.

The health and safety of patrons, our staff and performers inside and outside our venue is a top priority for The Wallis, which requires all patrons to provide, on entry, proof of full vaccination, including proof of a booster, or a negative PCR test result within 48 hours or a verifiable antigen test within 24 hours of your performance date, along with an ID with government issued photo. Face masks, covering both mouth and nose, are still required at all times in the room. Wallis health and safety protocols are also subject to change at the sole discretion of the venue or in accordance with LA County and City of Beverly Hills regulations. Our current health and safety protocols and updates can also be accessed at TheWallis.org/Safety.

Tickets, $29 to $59, are on sale now. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is located in 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. To purchase tickets and for more information, please call 310-746-4000 or visit LeWallis.org/bridge.

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