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Silk Road Ensemble

The Silkroad Ensemble


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Doors Open
6:30 PM
The Barns
1635 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182
The Silkroad Ensemble creates music that is contemporary and ancient, familiar and foreign, traditional and innovative, and draws on styles from around the world to create a new musical language. Founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the group has been called “vibrant and virtuosic” (The Wall Street Journal), “one of the 21st century’s great ensembles” (Vancouver Sun), and a “roving musical laboratory without walls” (The Boston Globe). Yo-Yo Ma will not be appearing at this performance.
ABOUT THE performanceWith a repertoire spanning contemporary, improvisational, and ancient traditions from around the world, the Silkroad Ensemble has been connecting the foreign and the familiar through a new musical language since early 2000. “One of the 21st century’s great ensembles” (Vancouver Sun), this ever-expanding collective of vibrant and virtuosic global artists brings audiences together with never-to-be repeated concert experiences that are riveting and hope-filled. Osvaldo Golijov’s Falling Out of Time marks 20 years of creating new music, with a poignant song cycle that embodies Silkroad’s commitment to connecting strangers and building curiosity and understanding for a better world. Written for three voices, electronics, kamancheh, pipa, sheng, trumpet, percussion, and string quintet, Falling Out of Time is a beautifully unified musical, mythical walk towards breath.

“Osvaldo Golijov's gorgeous new creation reflects David Grossman’s transcendent work in the language Osvaldo speaks so well: music. As the book does, Osvaldo and Silkroad achieve a remarkable in-between space, one in which each of us can explore the grief and intimacy that no one lives without. Falling Out of Time is a reminder to pause and listen to all that we have in common, and it is not to be missed.” — Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Founder

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