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March 05, 2009

Silk Road Week, March 9-14, 2009

LECTURE: Cultural Exchange Along the Silk Road

Monday, March 9, 7:00 p.m - 8:15 p.m.
School of Social Work, International Institute, Room 1636, First Floor, 1080 S. University
Free and open to the public.

Friday, Mar 13, 6:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m.
U-M Alumni Center

Arts and Eats combines two things you can't live without -- great music and free pizza -- all in one night. U-M students can get great seats to a UMS event for $15 (at least a 60% savings!) and a pizza dinner before the concert, along with a 10-minute talk by a seasoned expert about the evening's performance.
Tickets go on sale approximately two weeks before the concert.
Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma Concert
Professor Joseph Lam, Musicology, will provide insights to music along the Silk Road.

THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE: Yo-Yo Ma, Artistic Director
Friday, March 13, 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 14, 8:00 p.m.
Hill Auditorium, 825 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor

Yo-Yo Ma is part modern Marco Polo, an explorer of cultures far beyond his own; part musical missionary, eager to share ideas and make vital connections between peoples. (Chicago Tribune) Founded by Yo-Yo Ma in 1998, the Silk Road Project has been a catalyst for a new kind of conversation, opening avenues of inter-cultural communication and collaborative thinking. For about 2,000 years the Silk Road was the main conduit for the spread and exchange of goods, ideas, religions, and culture, connecting people from Asia to the Mediterranean. The collective is drawn from internationally renowned musicians interested in exploring the relationships between tradition and innovation in music from the East and West.

Jeff Beecher, bass ; Nicholas Cords, viola; Sandeep Das, table; Jonathan Gandelsman, violin; Joseph Gramley, percussion; Rauf Islamov, kamancheh; Colin Jacobsen, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Ali Asgar Mammadov, tar; Alim Qasimov, vocalist; Fargana Qasimova, vocalist; Shane Shanahan, percussion; Mark Suter, percussion; Kojiro Umezaki, shakuhachi; Wu Man, pipa; Wu Tong, sheng; Alastair Willis, conductor

Friday, March 13
• Gabriela Lena Frank : Ritmos Anchinos; Evan Ziporyn : Sulvasutra; Sapo Perapaskero, arr. Golijov/Ljova : Turceasca; Alim Qasimov : Layla & Majnun
Saturday, March 14
• Kim/Umezaki/Tong : Wandering Winds; Kayhan Kalhor, arr. Ljova : Mountains are Far Away; Zhao Jiping : Sacred Cloud Music; Shane Shananhan : Saidi Swing; Rabih Abou-Khalil : Arabian Waltz; Angel Lam : Empty Mountain, Spirit Rain; Dmitry Yanov-Yanovsky : Paths of Parables; Colin Jacobsen : Ascending Bird
Main Floor $100 • $90 • $76 • $48 Mezzanine $80 • $70 • $10 Balcony $56 • $48 • $30 • $10

EXHIBIT: Stearns Collection of Silk Road Instruments
Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14, 6:45 p.m -8:00 p.m.
Hill Auditorium Mezzanine Lobby, 825 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor

The U-M Stearns Collection will assemble and host a variety of historic instruments found on the Silk Road in the lobby of Hill Auditorium prior to the performances of The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma. You must have a ticket to the performance to attend.
A collaboration with the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments
For more information, contact the UMS Education Department at 734.647.6712 or umsed@umich.edu.

MASTER CLASS with Silk Road Members: “Creating a Life with Music”
Saturday, March 14, 11:00 a.m.
Hill Auditorium, 825 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor

Yo-Yo Ma and members of The Silk Road Ensemble conduct a multi-instrumental master class with local university and high school student ensembles. Open to the public for observation.
A collaboration with the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
For more information, contact the UMS Education Department at 734.647.6712 or umsed@umich.edu.

Posted by zzhu at March 5, 2009 09:56 PM