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Celebrating 15 Years of The Silk Road Project
Two Nights, Two Thrilling Musical Tapestries!

The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma, Artistic Director
(2015/2016 Performing Arts)

Available on the Marquee and Global Sounds series
Event Sponsor: Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree

“Classical musicmaking rarely achieves this combination of spontaneity and superb craftsmanship.” The Washington Post

“One of the 21st century’s great ensembles.” The Vancouver Sun

Under the direction of Yo-Yo Ma, the indefatigable Silk Road Ensemble returns for two glorious nights of globally-inspired musicianship. The Grammy-nominated collective of performers from Asia, Europe and the Americas combines superb technique with an eagerness to connect across cultures and musical traditions. Western string instrumentalists perform with folk percussionists and virtuosos of instruments like the gaita (Galician bagpipes), tabla (Indian hand drums), shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) and kamancheh (Persian bowed lute). The ensemble’s lively concert features sumptuous traditional music alongside new work by composers the world over. Now “celebrating 15 years of cross-pollination” (The Boston Globe), the ensemble continues to connect the world’s neighborhoods, breaking down boundaries of ethnicity and era. Come delight in the fertile crossroads of musical culture.


 Santa Barbara County Arts Commission

Funded in part by the Community Events & Festivals Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission


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