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02.27.17
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Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble Members Team Up with Maestro Long Yu for Inaugural Youth Music Culture Guangdong
Strings
02.13.17
James Conlon, Giancarlo Guerrero, Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble , Nashville Symphony , Patricia Racette, Ian Bostridge
Congratulations to our 2017 Grammy Award Winners
Grammy Awards
12.06.16
Wynton Marsalis, James Conlon, Giancarlo Guerrero, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Eric Jacobsen, Mariss Jansons, David Robertson, Gene Scheer, Gil Shaham, Yo-Yo Ma, Branford Marsalis, Mason Bates, Silkroad Ensemble , Nashville Symphony , St. Louis Symphony Orchestra , The Knights , Patti LuPone, Ian Bostridge, Nathan Gunn, Thomas Hampson
2017 Grammy Nominees
Grammy Awards
06.13.16
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The Silk Road Ensemble Interprets Dunhuang through Spontaneous Live Music
The Iris
04.06.16
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Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble’s new album explores concept of home
CCTV America
09.19.15
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TIFF Review: Silk Road Ensemble "The Music Of Strangers"
The Hollywood Reporter
09.19.15
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TIFF 2015: "The Music Of Strangers" Review
Roger Ebert
08.18.15
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Silk Road Ensemble documentary to premiere at Toronto Film Festival
Real Screen
03.07.15
Yo-Yo Ma, Kayhan Kalhor, Cristina Pato, Silkroad Ensemble
Concert review: Cellist Ma, Silk Road connect the multicultural dots
Chicago Tribune
03.06.15
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Silk Road celebrates 15 years of cross-pollination
The Boston Globe
03.02.15
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One of Yo-Yo Ma’s second acts is a force in its own right
The Washington Post
02.20.15
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Review: New York Philharmonic and Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble Join Forces
The New York Times
07.25.14
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Silk Road Ensemble will Tour Europe Beginning September 3
Silk Road Project
05.08.14
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SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE "LIVE FROM TANGLEWOOD" TO AIR ON PBS
PBS
04.20.14
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The Silk Road Ensemble and the biggest possible idea
Harvard Arts Blog
01.31.14
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Song of the Silk Road
Times of Oman
01.25.14
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Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble enlightens music students
Times of Oman
01.24.14
Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble
Bringing the world together
Oman Observer
01.23.14
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The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma: A Playlist Without Borders
Pop Matters
10.28.13
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Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble Fly High With ‘Ascending Bird’
Stop The Presses!
10.22.13
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Silk Road Ensemble Returns to UCSB
Santa Barbara Independent
10.17.13
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After 15 Years, Still a Mix of Dance and Dare
The New York Times
10.04.13
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CD reviews: Lorde, Tyler Farr, The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma
The Star-Ledger
03.24.13
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Yo-Yo Ma and his Silk Roadies triumph at the Schermerhorn
ArtsNash
03.22.13
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Silk Road still links East to West, thanks to Yo-yo Ma
Middle East North Africa Financial Network
03.22.13
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Students from Danville region treated to musical experience
The Advocate-Messenger
03.19.13
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Review: Tuesday Musical: Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma at E.J. Thomas Hall (March 14)
Cleveland Classical
03.18.13
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Yo-Yo Ma reunites with The Silk Road Ensemble for tour
Indiana Daily Student
03.17.13
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Yo-Yo Ma, Silk Road Ensemble bring a world of amazing music to Hill Auditorium
AnnArbor.com
03.17.13
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Review: Silk Road Ensemble exudes joy at Tuesday Musical concert
Akron Beacon Journal
03.12.13
Cristina Pato, Silkroad Ensemble
Tuesday Musical: Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble—conversations with Yang Wei, Johnny Gandelsman & Christina Pato
Cleveland Classical
03.11.13
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Yo-Yo Ma talks about Hill Auditorium program, Silk Road Project - and UMS
AnnArbor.com
06.26.12
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Silk Road brings it home at Tanglewood
The Bershire Eagle
02.16.12
Yo-Yo Ma, Kayhan Kalhor, Silkroad Ensemble
The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma Embarks on Seven-City Concert Tour in Asia March 3 – 12, 2012
Silk Road Ensemble
11.14.11
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The Silk Road Ensemble will Perform at globalFEST on January 8, 2012
Silk Road Ensemble
09.27.11
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On the Silk Road again
Harvard Gazette
06.09.11
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Trolling Heaven and Earth for Sounds
The New York Times
06.03.11
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Arts and Ideas Festival Extends Reach Across Borders
The New York Times
04.12.11
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Road music rambunctious
Vancouver Sun
04.11.11
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Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble is an honest cross-cultural exchange
The Straight
04.05.11
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Music From the Silk Road
San Francisco Classical Voice
04.05.11
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Music review: Yo-Yo Ma and his Silk Road Ensemble stop off at Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles Times
03.26.11
Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble
Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble, next stop: San Antonio
La Prensasa
02.01.11
Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble
SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE WITH YO-YO MA TO TOUR TX, CA, BC THIS SPRING
12.02.10
Wynton Marsalis, Giancarlo Guerrero, Mariss Jansons, Silkroad Ensemble , Cleveland Orchestra , Estonian National Symphony Orchestra , Nicholas Phan
CONGRATULATIONS 2010 GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEES!
08.23.10
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Yo-Yo Ma's ensemble unites world of talent
The Capital Times
08.22.10
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Ma's Silk Road group treats Ravinia throng to a multicultural jam session
Chicago Tribune
08.21.10
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Downpours cannot dampen Silk Road Ensemble’s milestone celebration
Chicago Classical Review
08.20.10
Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble
Eclectic musical evening excels
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
08.16.10
Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble
Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble make journey to Blossom rewarding
Cleveland Plain Dealer
08.08.10
Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble
Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble at the Mann: Beyond borders
Philadelphia Inquirer
06.23.10
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THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE WITH YO-YO MA TO PLAY U.S. MUSIC FESTIVALS IN AUGUST
03.18.10
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THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE WITH YO-YO MA RETURNS TO ASIA
The Silk Road Project
02.01.10
Marin Alsop, Yo-Yo Ma, Colin Currie, Sérgio and Odair Assad, Silkroad Ensemble , Katarina Karnéus, Ian Bostridge, Nathan Gunn
CONGRATULATIONS OPUS 3 ARTISTS GRAMMY WINNERS
12.11.09
Silkroad Ensemble
Magnificent Silk Road
World Music Central
12.04.09
Marin Alsop, Ingo Metzmacher, Yefim Bronfman, Gidon Kremer, Yo-Yo Ma, Colin Currie, Sérgio and Odair Assad, Silkroad Ensemble , Estonian National Symphony Orchestra , Katarina Karnéus, Ian Bostridge, Nathan Gunn
CONGRATULATIONS OPUS 3 ARTISTS GRAMMY NOMINEES
11.18.09
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Silk Road Ensemble Off The Map
Sonicboomers.com
11.09.09
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The Silk Road Ensemble - Off The Map
BlogCritics.com
10.13.09
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Silk Road Ensemble Thread Their Way Through New Lands and Sounds
Spinner
10.05.09
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SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE RELEASES 'OFF THE MAP'
08.22.09
Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble
Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble heads for the Proms
The Times (UK)
08.17.09
Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble
SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE'S EUROPEAN TOUR BEGINS SEPTEMBER 11
07.15.09
Yefim Bronfman, Silkroad Ensemble
BRONFMAN AND SILK ROAD ON PERFORMANCE TODAY.
06.10.09
Silkroad Ensemble
A Glittery Cast’s Cultural Exchange
The New York Times
06.08.09
Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble
SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE WITH YO-YO MA LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER, JUNE 9
06.07.09
Silkroad Ensemble
Tale of Love and Death Along the Fabled Silk Road
The New York Times
04.23.09
Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble
Yo-Yo Ma and His Passion
AARP
03.19.09
Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Ponders Links Between Mummies, Gandhi, Jeans
Bloomberg News
03.17.09
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There are no words for what Silk Road Ensemble creates
Pioneer Press
03.14.09
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Silk Road Ensemble Enlivens Ancient Opera
Washington Post
03.14.09
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Silk Road Ensemble and cellist Yo-Yo Ma
Ann Arbor News
03.12.09
Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble
Ma leads group down Silk Road
The Boston Globe
03.10.09
Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble
The Silk Road Ensemble
EDGE
03.03.09
Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble
Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma 2009 Tour Begins March 6
03.01.09
Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble
For the Love of Layla
The New York Times
02.09.09
James Conlon, Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble , Patti LuPone
2009 GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS
12.01.08
Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble
Yo-Yo Ma Musician of the Year
Musical America
09.29.08
Yo-Yo Ma, Kayhan Kalhor & Brooklyn Rider , Silkroad Ensemble
Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project at the Hollywood Bowl
The Los Angeles Times
09.17.08
Kayhan Kalhor, Silkroad Ensemble
Kalhor Sets Rumi-Related Music in Hollywood Bowl
Iran Times
03.06.08
Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble
Yo-Yo Ma and friends delight audience in Kingston
DailyFreeman.com
01.01.01
James Conlon, Robert Spano, Jonathan Biss, Jennifer Koh, Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble , Atlanta Symphony Orchestra , Patti LuPone
OPUS 3 ARTISTS 2009 GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEES
The Silkroad Ensemble creates music that engages difference, sparking radical cultural collaboration and passion-driven learning to build a more hopeful world. Founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the group has been called “vibrant and virtuosic” by the Wall Street Journal, “one of the 21st century’s great ensembles” by the Vancouver Sun, and a “roving musical laboratory without walls” by the Boston Globe.

Silkroad musicians appear in many configurations and settings, from intimate groups of two and three in museum galleries to rousing complements of eighteen in concert halls, public squares, and amphitheaters. Off the stage, they lead professional development and musician training workshops, create residency programs in schools, museums, and communities, and experiment with new media and genres to share Silkroad’s approach to radical cultural collaboration.

Silkroad musicians and composers hail from more than 20 countries, drawing on a rich tapestry of traditions to create a new musical language — a uniquely engaging and accessible encounter between the foreign and the familiar that reflects our many-layered contemporary identities. As the Los Angeles Times has said, Silkroad’s "vision of international cooperation is not what we read in our daily news reports. Theirs is the better world available if we, like these extraordinary musicians, agree to make it one.”

The Silkroad Ensemble has performed in more than 100 cities in over 30 countries and recorded seven albums; its 2016 release, Sing Me Home, won the Grammy Award for Best World Music Album. The Music of Strangers, a documentary about the Ensemble directed by the Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015 and was released worldwide in 2016.

For more information, please visit www.silkroad.org.

 

AUDIO CLIPS
Playlist For An Extreme Occasion - Part Zero by Vijay Iyer
Briel (from Book of Angels) by John Zorn; arr. Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz
Atashgah by Colin Jacobsen
Recorded by the Silk Road Ensemble for Sony Masterworks