Refugees and Germans take to the stage
Bridges, a Frankfurt-based orchestra, was founded at the beginning of 2016 and brings together refugee and resident professional musicians, turning strangers into friends. Around half of Bridges' 70 musicians recently arrived in Germany – some of them as refugees. They come from a wide range of musical backgrounds, from jazz and pop to classical, hip-hop, blues and world music. For home-based musicians, it is a unique opportunity to learn from previously unknown musical influences.