The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma: Live from Tanglewood


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The Silk Road Ensemble


Formed under the artistic direction of cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 2000, the Silk Road Ensemble gathers distinguished performers and composers from more than 20 countries to explore contemporary multicultural musical crossroads.

Called a “roving musical laboratory without walls” by the Boston Globe, the Ensemble has performed to critical acclaim throughout Asia, Europe and North America and has recorded five albums. 

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  • Yo-Yo Ma, Artistic Director, cello
  • Jeffrey Beecher, contrabass
  • Nicholas Cords, viola
  • Sandeep Das, tabla
  • Johnny Gandelsman, violin
  • Joseph Gramley, percussion
  • Colin Jacobsen, violin
  • Eric Jacobsen, cello
  • Kayhan Kalhor, kamancheh
  • Dong-Won Kim, jang-go, vocals
  • Cristina Pato, gaita
  • Shane Shanahan, percussion
  • Mark Suter, percussion
  • Kojiro Umezaki, shakuhachi
  • Wu Man, pipa
  • Wu Tong sheng, bawu, vocals 

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