Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Journey the silk road

There's a great chance to hear one of the most creative and unique ensembles - The Silk Road Ensemble - later this month at the Majestic Theater in San Antonio.
Founded in 1998 by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Silk Road Project is a nonprofit arts and educational organization that takes inspiration from the historic Silk Road trading routes as a modern metaphor for multicultural and interdisciplinary exchange.
The Project presents performances by the acclaimed Silk Road Ensemble, develops new music, engages in cross-cultural exchanges and residencies, leads workshops for students, and partners with leading cultural institutions to create a wide variety of educational programs and materials.
Watch an interview with Yo-Yo Ma here on youtube about the ensemble. This is a live recording just a few years after the group had formed:

The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma performs Thursday, March 31st at 7:30pm.  More information, including tickets, is here.

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