Silkroad Ensemble
Heroes Take Their Stands
Silkroad Ensemble
Photo Credit: Max Whittaker
Great Hall (Directions & Parking)
$44–$94 (Prices subject to change)
** This is a past performance, this event was on Sun., April 28, 2019 **

Silkroad Ensemble
Heroes Take Their Stands
Conceived by Folklorist Ahmad Sadri
Music direction by Colin Jacobsen and Kayhan Kalhor

The “United Nations” of music, Silkroad Ensemble celebrates its 20th anniversary with an entirely new concert, conceived by folklorist Ahmad Sadri. Known for traditional instruments from dozens of global cultures, Silkroad’s newest collaboration steps into modern history with a composition by jazz pianist Jason Moran inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s address to the Holt Street Baptist Church in 1955. Since 1998, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Silkroad have undertaken a radical experiment in the face of globalization, elevating music alongside commerce as the bridge between peoples. In 2017, they collaborated with documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick to create original music for the 18-hour series for PBS, The Vietnam War.

Pauchi Sasaki and Nomi Sasaki: Elektra
Kaoru Watanabe and Wu Man: June Snow
Colin Jacobsen and Aparna Ramaswamy: Arjuna’s Revelation
Jason Moran and Lucy Raven: Moderato 400
Kayhan Kalhor and Hamid Rahmanian: The Prince of Sorrows