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Silk Road Ensemble

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A Playlist without Borders, Silk Road Ensemble, Yo-Yo Ma
(Sony, 2013)
Robert S. Pohl, One of Yo-Yo Ma’s second acts is a force in its own right
Washington Post, March 2
Having traveled the globe, appeared with the world’s leading orchestras and achieved virtually anything a solo cellist could dream of, Yo-Yo Ma has sought a range of second acts. One is the Silk Road Ensemble, a group of international musicians Ma founded to explore other musical styles and traditions and mingle them with his own. Now that once-experimental ensemble is a recognized force in its own right. On Sunday, the group appeared at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, presented by Washington Performing Arts, as part of its 15th-anniversary tour. How time flies.

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Silk Road Ensemble
With Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Washington Performing Arts
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Congratulations to our own Robert Pohl, who was at this concert last night for Ionarts and ended up covering it for the Washington Post.

1 comment:

John said...

The piece he describes as concluding the program in fact ended the first half, before the intermission. What happened to the rest?