Kennedy Center: Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo-Ma

Date: March 1, 2015 (Sunday)
Time: 5:00 P.M.
Place: Concert Hall of the John F. Kennedy for the Performing Arts
Tickets: $45-$115 online at the Kennedy Center

The Silk Road Ensemble returns to Washington, DC. “Mr. Ma, in addition to having achieved the rare thing that is classical-music celebrity, traffics in big ideas. His—and by extension, Silk Road’s—particular brand of musical philosophy is, first and foremost, a belief in the arts as a critical yet oft-ignored ingredient in solving the world’s economic and political problems.” Wall Street Journal – October 13, 2013

“For musicians, much of life is spent on the road, performing in far-flung corners of the globe. They are thus uniquely positioned to take in the diversity of ideologies that people uphold as truth. But on a daily basis, they also see how music breaks boundaries. In the midst of political discord, the musicians within the Silk Road Project see an opportunity to foster other kinds of cross-cultural encounters.” Atlantic Monthly – October 10, 2013

Performers 2015:
Yo-Yo Ma: cello
Siamak Aghaei: santur
Kinan Azmeh: clarinet
Jeffrey Beecher: double-bass
Mike Block: cello
Nicholas Cords: viola
Sandeep Das: tabla
Haruka Fuji: percussion
Johnny Gandelsman: violin
Joseph Gramley: percussion
Hu Jianbing: bawu, sheng
Colin Jacobsen: violin
Eric Jacobsen: cello, conductor
Siamak Jahangiry: ney
Kayhan Kalhor: kamancheh, composer
Dong Won Kim: composer, jang-go, vocals
Kevork Mourad: visual art
Christina Pato: composer, gaita, piano
Shane Shanahan: composer, percussion
Mark Suter: composer, percussion
Kojiro Umezaki: composer, shakuhachi
Wu Man: composer, pipa
Wu Tong: bawu, composer, sheng, vocals
Yang Wei: pipa


Sponsors: Washington Performaing Arts

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