Bridges - Music Connects
For three years Bridges has united musicians with and without a migrational background. This is a medium where strangers become friends. Bridges is dedicated to a musical dialogue which is shaped by a variety of cultural backgrounds.
Within Bridges we join (professional) musicians with or without migrant or refugee background. We foster the intercultural dialogue in ways such as: a yearly orchestra concert, regular concerts of our ensembles, instrumental and choir practice, intercultural music education, etc.
Since its existence, Bridges has joined over 150 musicians from 25 countries and played more than 200 concerts - in refugee camps, the Frankfurt "Alte Oper" opera house and for the Federal German Government. Within a short period of time Bridges gained a musical profile by combining different (music-)cultural influences of the involved musicians to shape a new "Bridges Sound".
Along with partners, Bridges creates projects in intercultural music education, i.e.. with the Univerity of music and performinga arts, Frankfurt and the Ensemble Modern. Since 2016, the Bridges Orchestra has performed as a yearly guest at Hessian Broadcast hall.
Within the Frankfurt music scene, Bridges plays an important role. Besides it's music, Bridges is also known for it's innovative social idea. Bridges offers room for musicians of every origin, culture or religion; for everybody involved, music equals home. The idea to shape our future through music and our diversity and diferences as enrichment keeps us together. Our musicians value the musical diversity and openess for music of all cultures, that provide room for musical imprivisation and innovation.
Next to being a musical home - especially for musicians with refugee and migrant background - Bridges is a place to find friends, getting to know germans and building an social network. Furthermore, Bridges supports the questions of everyday life, work and procedures for granting the right of asylum, ect. Through concerts and projects of music education, Bridges offers work and steps up for fair payment of professional musicians.