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Fri, Oct 18, 2019
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Peace Interlude: Silkroad Ensemble

Peace Center Campus

Embark on a musical journey through the ancient mystical regions of the Silk Road trade route. This historic pathway spanning 3,000 miles between East and West brought forth trading and sharing of ideas, cultures, and goods. Conceived in 1998 by Yo-Yo Ma as a global musical collaboration, the Silkroad Initiative sought to bring together diverse people, exchange ideas, and explore working together. Their namesake musical group, the Silkroad Ensemble, features a fluctuating group of international musicians who embody cultural collaboration through their workshops, residencies, and performances. Through an intercontinental array of folk and popular songs, discover a world with no borders through Silkroad's musical language of connectedness.

Did you know?
The Silk Road, dating back to 114 BCE, played a significant role in the development of
China, Korea, Japan, Persia, Europe, and the horn of Africa. In addition to tangible trade items such as silk, textiles, and precious metals, the Silk Road also facilitated the exchange of religions, philosophies, technologies, and art. Many believe this historic transcontinental trade route laid the groundwork for the development of the modern world as we know it today.

Featured Beverage: Tea Selection
Featured Performance: Silkroad Ensemble


About Peace Interludes

Unwind, meet up, and connect with your musical community! Interludes are FREE music appreciation gatherings led by Peace Center Artist-in-Residence Igor Begelman. Each interlude pairs a musical facet of an upcoming Peace Center performance with a featured beverage for a multi-sensory sip, listen, and learn experience. Featured drinks are available for purchase.


Silkroad Ensemble will not be present at the Peace Interlude.

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