Since 2011, we have made it our mission
to increase the Accessibility of music
Across the CITY OF DALLAS.
The mission of Bridge the Gap Chamber Players is to make music of all kinds more accessible to the community through performances of a variety of genres in non-traditional locations and education programs in the Dallas area.
Bridge the Gap Chamber Players (BtG) is a semi-classical chamber music organization based in Dallas, Texas comprised of young professional artists and arts administrators with a passion for sharing their love of music through free public classical concerts. Rooted in classical music, we are proponents of all music and pride ourselves on variety in our programming.
Bridge the Gap recognizes that new music is being created every day by living composers, and believes that this music deserves the same recognition and attention as established repertoire. Bridge the Gap frequently works with composers and regularly commissions new works.
Beyond performing, Bridge the Gap understands the importance of music education and leads after school music programs at Dallas ISD elementary schools, teaching music fundamentals and bringing musicians in for children to enjoy and learn from.
music on mockingbird
Partnering with the University Crossing Public Improvement District, Bridge the Gap brings free performances to Mockingbird Station every Friday at 6:00 PM outside the Angelika Film Center. Music on Mockingbird has hosted many diverse groups such as brass quintets, singer-songwriters, woodwind quintets, electronic musicians, and jazz combos.
MUSIC AT MAGNOLIA
In partnership with the Magnolia Hotel Dallas - Park Cities, BtG presents live music in the atrium of the Magnolia Hotel every other Friday from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Summer 2019.
HALCYON COFFEE AND A CONCERT SERIES
Bridge the Gap and Halcyon Coffee + Bar Dallas host a showcase of SMU Division of Chamber Music student. ensembles and guest artists every semester. Join our email list for updates on dates, programs, and more. As always, the Halcyon series concerts are free. The audience is encouraged to have a coffee, drink, or dinner while they enjoy the performance.
bridge the gap education & OUTREACH
BtG teachers, staff, and board members organized and taught at after school programs, masterclasses, and lesson studios at schools in Dallas, Richardson, and Flower Mound ISD, as part of the BtG mission to get chamber music of all kinds accessible to the public
As a supplement their in-school music education, we bring in student musicians and music educators to learn and make music together.
ARTIST Residency program
In March 2019, BtG founder and former Artistic Director, now board member Zack Reaves became the first Bridge the Gap Artist in Residence. A professional cellist and arranger out of Colorado, Zack brought his talent and passion for chamber music back to Dallas for three days of concerts, outreach, and presentations at SMU, Richardson High School, and Mata Montessori School.
The three day residency concluded with a concert at Halcyon Coffee + Bar, featuring Zack, on the cello, leading SMU student ensembles in arrangements and compositions of his own and others. SMU Division of Chamber Music ensembles also performed their semester’s worth of studied repertoire.
Where We've played
Latino Cultural Center
The Ginger Man Uptown
Klyde Warren Park
The Prophet Bar
The Dallas Zoo