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Silkroad Ensemble

Silkroad Ensemble

Tanglewood

Seiji Ozawa Hall - Lenox, MA View Map

 

Silkroad Ensemble
Osvaldo GOLIJOV Falling Out of Time

With a repertoire spanning contemporary, improvisational, and ancient traditions from around the world, the Silkroad Ensemble has been bringing audiences together with never-to-be repeated concert experiences that are riveting and hope-filled since early 2000. Falling Out of Time comes face to face with a raw and vulnerable state of grief through Osvaldo Golijov’s exquisite and nuanced interpretation of David Grossman’s book of the same name. Somewhere between a song cycle and chamber opera, Golijov’s new work draws inspiration from a range of sources, including the early Delta Blues and epic ballads of Central Asia—two traditions that have relentlessly explored grief through a musical lens. Created in collaboration with the Silkroad Ensemble and written for three voices, electronics, kemanche, pipa, sheng, trumpet, percussion, and string quintet, Falling Out of Time has been described as “a beautifully unified musical, mythical walk towards breath.”

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Mission & Vision
Inspired by the cultural traditions of the historical Silk Road, the Silk Road Project is a catalyst promoting innovation and learning through the arts.Our vision is to connect the world's neighborhoods by bringing together artists and audiences around the globe.

The Silk Road Project
Founded in 1998 by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Silk Road Project is an internationally minded nonprofit arts, cultural and educational organization the promotes innovation and learning through the arts. The Project's activities in concert halls, museums and classrooms take inspiration from the historical Silk Road trading routes, employing the Silk Road as a modern metaphor for sharing and learning across cultures, art forms and disciplines.The Project presents performances by the acclaimed Silk Road Ensemble, develops new music, engages in cross-cultural exchanges and residencies, leads workshops for students, and partners with leading cultural institutions to create a wide variety of educational programs and materials.

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