"Silkroad's mission has always been about creating music that engages difference. How do we celebrate differences among us but not let those differences divide us? How do you co-create, how do you co-collaborate? What does it mean to really hear someone? The idea of radical cultural collaboration...not only are you willing to share, but willing to hear what someone else's deep thoughts about something might be."
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Production Company: Sherpa Productions Director/Producer: Rick Kaplan Editor: Brian George Cinematographer: Antonio Rossi Sound: Mark Roy Assistant Camera: Ryan Bronz Locations: Tanglewood Music Center and Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at LIU Brooklyn Learn more: http://www.silkroad.org/
The Silkroad Ensemble has performed in more than 30 countries, in venues ranging from concert halls to stadiums to museum galleries throughout the world, from New York's Carnegie Hall to Shanghai Stadium. The Silkroad Ensemble performs both traditional music and newly commissioned works. Much of the Ensemble's repertoire reflects the multicultural reality of many contemporary composers' and musicians' lives.
Silkroad works with schools, teachers, and artists to understand the roles that passion and art can play in learning. Silkroad workshops, residencies, and professional development programs ask learners of all ages and backgrounds to think critically about how they encounter difference, and how they can contribute to a more hopeful world.
Students bring a wealth of excitement, talent, and dreams to the classroom, passions that teachers are challenged to channel into meaningful learning for the 21st century.
When we create music together, we listen to our differences, connecting and creating meaning from them. The musicians of the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble represent dozens of nationalities and artistic traditions, from Spain and Japan to Syria and the United States. The Ensemble is a musical collective that appears in many configurations and settings, from intimate groups of two and three in museum galleries to rousing complements of eighteen in concert halls, public squares, and amphitheaters.