Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. ET
Members of the Silkroad Ensemble, with Special Guests
Members of the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble present highlights from their 20+-year trajectory, including original compositions and traditional repertoire with global reach. The performance will be immediately followed by a live Q&A featuring Silkroad artists and special guests, in which they will cover everything from their musical influences to the future of the genre-bending, border-breaking social impact arts organization.
Silkroad creates music that engages difference, sparking radical cultural collaboration and passion-driven learning for a more hopeful and inclusive world. Conceived by Yo-Yo Ma in 1998, Silkroad artists seek and practice this mission in many forms—creating and presenting new music, teacher and musician training workshops, social impact initiatives, and serving as the home for the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble. Silkroad has recorded seven albums including Sing Me Home, which won the 2016 Grammy for Best World Music Album and was developed and recorded alongside the documentary feature, The Music of Strangers, from Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville.