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Silkroad Ensemble at Holy Cross

Starting in Fall 2017, the College of the Holy Cross and Silkroad Ensemble entered into an exciting three-year partnership — an exploration of the roles that passion and art can play in learning.

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Upcoming Events

January 21-25, 2019

Featuring Silkroad artists:
Kinan Azmeh, clarinet
Shawn Conley, bass
Nicholas Cords, viola and Silkroad co-artistic director
Nora Fischer, vocals
Jeremy Flower, electronics
Johnny Gandelsman, violin
Kayhan Kalhor, kemancheh
Wu Man, pipa
Karen Ouzounian, cello
Shane Shanahan, percussion, lead teaching artist and Silkroad co-artistic director
Mazz Swift, violin
Wu Tong, vocals and sheng


In the News

Telegram & Gazette: Silkroad Ensemble brings a percussive touch to classes through residency at College of the Holy Cross

Listen & Watch

Silkroad Ensemble at College of the Holy Cross
February 8, 2018  |  Brooks Concert Hall  |  7:30 pm

About the Silkroad Ensemble

Yo-Yo Ma conceived Silkroad in 1998 as a reminder that even as rapid globalization resulted in division, it brought extraordinary possibilities for working together. Seeking to understand this dynamic, he began to learn about the historic Silk Road, recognizing in it a model for productive cultural collaboration, for the exchange of ideas and tradition alongside commerce and innovation. And in a radical experiment, he brought together musicians from the lands of the Silk Road to co-create a new artistic idiom, a musical language founded in difference, a metaphor for the benefits of a more connected world. Today, these Grammy Award-winning artists seek and practice radical cultural collaboration in many forms, creating and presenting new music, teacher and musician training workshops, and residency programs in schools, museums, and communities.  More »

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What is Silkroad?
Radical Cultural Collaboration