ON STAGE · VISITING ARTIST SERIES
Silkroad Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma
Founder Ma joins the ensemble for new music combining Asian and Middle Eastern traditions, including a Hop commission.
Thu Apr 05 2018 - 7:00 PM
“A joyous revelation … an emblem of what people can do in these fractious times when they live in concert with one another.” —Wall Street Journal
In the nearly 20 years since its founding by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Silkroad Ensemble’s sublimely virtuosic members have created an extraordinary flow of gorgeous, impassioned music seamlessly joining disparate traditions, new and ancient. The ensemble returns to the Hop to premiere a work by Jia Daqun, one of China’s leading classical composers, inspired by Chinese calligraphy and featuring 16-time Grammy winner Ma.
Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts ARTWORKS and the Marion and Frederick B. Whittemore ’53, T’54 Distinguished Artists Series Fund, and a gift from Daniel S. Bernstein ‘87 P’18 P’21 and Claire Foerster P’18 P’21.
Mr. Ma’s residency generously supported by Dartmouth’s Montgomery Fellows Program.
HOP BACKSTAGE BLOG
The Music of Strangers
Mon, April 2, 7:30 pm, Loew Auditorium
An irresistible kaleidoscope of music and good fellowship. After the film, join us for a Q&A with musicians from the Silkroad Ensemble.
Montgomery Fellowship Lecture by Yo-Yo Ma: Culture, Understanding, and Survival
Wed, April 4, 4 pm, Spaulding Auditorium, Free
Legendary cellist and humanitarian speaks to his enduring belief in culture’s power to generate trust and understanding.