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The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silkroad Ensemble

2 April 2018
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Loew Auditorium at the Hopkins Center for the Arts

Loew Auditorium

“The intersection of cultures is where new things emerge.” —Yo-Yo Ma

Discussion follows with members of the Silkroad Ensemble

Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade route linking Asia, Africa and Europe, The Silkroad Ensemble, an international collective created by acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, exemplifies music’s ability to blur geographical boundaries, blend disparate cultures and inspire hope for both artists and audiences.

This irresistible kaleidoscope of music and good fellowship follows an ever-changing lineup of performers drawn from the ensemble’s more than 50 instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution. “Their spirit of hybrid creativity is infectious” (Hollywood Reporter).

For more info, songs and news about these musicians, visit silkroadproject.org.

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