UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures - Performance Details

Ticket Office: (805) 893-3535
MON - FRI / 10AM - 5PM

Image of Silkroad Ensemble

World Premiere
Co-Commissioned by UCSB Arts & Lectures
20th Anniversary Tour

Silkroad Ensemble

Heroes Take Their Stands
(2018/2019 Performing Arts)

Fri, Apr 26
8:00 PM
Available on the Marquee series

“A roving musical laboratory without walls.” The Boston Globe

“The most happening, up-to-the-minute players in the known world and a constantly evolving repertoire of brilliant, genre-defying new music.” – Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent

With the bold new project Heroes Take Their Stands, the Grammy-winning Silkroad Ensemble engages with the social and political turmoil of our time, asking us: What does it mean to take a stand in a moment of moral uncertainty? What does an everyday hero look like? And how can an ordinary person make a difference? The program tells the stories of five heroic figures from diverse cultures – from the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., to Elektra from Greek mythology, to Arjuna from Hindu epic poetry – through five new works commissioned from members and friends of the ensemble, each composer working with artists in other media. Collaborating partners include Bharatanatyam dancer/choreographer Aparna Ramaswamy (with Colin Jacobsen) and puppeteer/filmmaker Hamid Rahmanian (with Kayhan Kalhor).

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

View Program Page

Event Sponsor: Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree

Presented in association with the UCSB Department of Music

Special thanks to:


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 Office of Arts and Culture 


Press Info
You might also like:
Terms of Use  /   Accessibility  /   Contact

Your cart has expired. The cart automatically expires 40 minutes after you add your first tickets.

Your cart will expire at 12:00 AM. Do you need more time?

Join our email list for updates, special announcements and more.