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Silk Road Ensemble and Side Roads

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble explored the music of the famed trade route, and for this New Sounds program, we’ll follow some of the side roads, featuring musicians from the Silk Road Ensemble.  Hear from Japanese composer and shakuhachi player Kojiro Umezaki, who incorporates both traditional instruments and technology into his work.   We’ll hear one of Umezaki’s compositions, performed by Brooklyn Rider (also musicians of the Silk Road Ensemble.)

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New Sounds

Silk Road Ensemble and Side Roads

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble explored the music of the famed trade route, and for this New Sounds program, we’ll follow some of the side roads, featuring musicians from the Silk Road Ensemble.  Hear from Japanese composer and shakuhachi player Kojiro Umezaki, who incorporates both traditional instruments and technology into his work.   We’ll hear one of Umezaki’s compositions, performed by Brooklyn Rider (also musicians of the Silk Road Ensemble.)  

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New Sounds

Middle Eastern Chamber Music

Thursday, November 11, 2010

For this New Sounds, listen to some small ensemble works revolving around the sounds of Persian and Arabic instruments and melodies.  We'll hear "Silent City" from Kayhan Kalhor with Brooklyn Rider, along with some music from Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble.  Plus, listen to the Kronos Quarte recording, "Floodplain", and more.

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New Sounds

A Journey Off the Silk Road

Monday, September 06, 2010

Hear music from Armenia, Iran, and Brooklyn, as New Sounds takes a journey off of the Silk Road for this program.  There are works from the new music quartet Brooklyn Rider, with and without kamancheh (Persian spiked fiddle) player Kayhan Kalhor.  We'll also listen to music from Duduk virtuoso Gevorg Dabaghyan and Yo Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble as well.

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