Music: Silkroad Ensemble

19 November 2018

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3 March @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by Silkroad Ensemble ·

Hailed as one of the 21st Century’s great ensembles, Silkroad Ensemble are more than just a talented group of musicians. Founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma this Grammy Award-winning collective are renowned for creating music that engages difference, sparking radical cultural collaboration and passion-driven learning to build a more hopeful world.

An evening with the Silkroad Ensemble promises to be a transformative experience. 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 the many-layered identities of our contemporary world. Traditional instruments from Armenia, Mongolia and Japan share the stage with those of the Western classical tradition.

As opposed to a fixed group, the ensemble is composed of a dynamic array of members from across the globe who come together to present never-to-be- repeated events. Powerful virtuosity, cultural nuance and a unique melding of compositional styles make their outstanding performances more than the sum of their parts.

Perth film lovers voted The Music of Strangers their favourite film of our 2017 Lotterywest Films program – now music lovers can see this legendary ensemble perform live in Perth for the first time.

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Pictured: Silkroad Ensemble, credit: Max Whittaker

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