The Silk Road Ensemble is a collective of musicians, composers and performing artists that play music centered around the Silk Road Project. The group features members from more than 20 countries. Yo-Yo Ma got many of the musicians together at the Tanglewood Music Center in 2000. The ensemble shares traditions from various cultures and develops and performs new music and multimedia works.
“We have developed a bond of mutual respect, friendship and trust that is palpable every time we’re on stage.” – Yo-Yo Ma
The Silk Road Ensemble has performed all over the world and will feature fourteen members when they hit globalFEST 2012. Take a look at the ensemble performing “Ascending Bird” live below.