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Concerts & Events

Wednesday, May 1, 2019  ·  8:30 PM CDT

The Bridge & Tornaveus

World Music Wednesday

4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000

World Music Wednesdays

A weekly showcase of world music and dance featuring the best local and touring talent! Most shows are Wednesday nights at 8:30 PM.

Most World Music Wednesday concerts are free with a $10 suggested donation. TO GUARANTEE YOUR ENTRY MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE EITHER ONLINE OR BY CALLING THE BOX OFFICE AT 773.728.6000. Reservations unclaimed 10 minutes before showtime will be released to waiting patrons.

The Bridge #2.1

The Bridge, a transatlantic network for jazz and creative music connecting artists between France and Chicago, is dedicated to presenting original ensembles of musicians who explore new creative directions.

This season's Bridge ensemble features:

Olivia Scemama - bass
Rob Frye - woodwinds, percussion
JayVe Montgomery - woodwinds, electronics
Simon Sieger - accordion, tuba, trombone
Dan Bitney - drums, electronics



Labor songs, lullabies, frame drum songs, carols, naughty songs, nursery rhymes, and even tavern songs, Tornaveus conjure a surround sound created exclusively with voices. Vocal music has always been a rich, local tradition among men and women in the Northwestern Mediterranean region, and Tornaveus are some of the finest purveyors of the form.


Traditional Catalan & Mediterranean Polyphonies Workshop with Tornaveus

Tuesday, April 30, 6:30 PM

Learn Mediterranean polyphonic vocal music first hand from members of the award-winning group Tornaveus.


Beyond the Rhythm Section with Dan Bitney & Olivia Scemama of The Bridge

Friday, May 3, 6:30 PM

It is usual, in popular form of music of the 20th and 21st century, from jazz to rock or reggae, to label the drummer and bassist of a group as the rhythm section. Dan Bitney and Olivia Scemama of The Bridge will recount in sounds, words, and gestures the thousand metamorphoses of this crucial part of any orchestra.


The Accordion in Traditional Balkan, Jazz, and Improvised Music with Simon Sieger of The Bridge

Friday, May 3, 6:30 PM

French multi-instrumentalist Simon Sieger of The Bridge will give a hands on workshop using the diatonic accordion to explore traditional Balkan music, jazz, and more with special emphasis on the world of improvisation.


Improvisational Jazz Jam with The Bridge

Sunday, May 12, 2:00 PM

Join members of The Bridge, a transatlantic network for jazz and creative music connecting artists between France and Chicago, for a free open jam.