Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
Date(s): April 8, 2017 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Cellist Yo-Yo Ma returns with his Silk Road Ensemble. A celebration of music, crisscrossing centuries, continents and cultures.
Composed of virtuoso musicians, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers from more than 20 countries, Yo-Yo Ma’s exuberant Silk Road Ensemble was formed in 1998 to explore and celebrate cultural, artistic and intellectual traditions drawn from the ancient trade routes (the so-called “silk road”) that stretched from the Mediterranean Sea to the Pacific Ocean.
This one-of-a-kind world music collective – described as “a roving musical laboratory without walls” by The Boston Globe – has since recorded six albums, including the GRAMMY-nominated Sing Me Home) and has been the subject of the acclaimed 2016 documentary The Music of Strangers.
“Uninhibitedly joyous!” says The Los Angeles Times. “Yo-Yo Ma’s grandly all-encompassing world music band that seeks to find meeting points for musical traditions from China to Europe, has proved to be the ever-curious cellist’s most valuable project.”