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Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade route linking Asia, Africa and Europe, The Silk Road Ensemble, an international collective created by acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, exemplifies music’s ability to blur geographical boundaries, blend disparate cultures and inspire hope for both artists and audiences.
"The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble," the latest film from the creators of the Oscar-winning documentary "20 Feet from Stardom" and the critically-hailed "Best of Enemies," follows an ever-changing lineup of performers drawn from the ensemble’s more than 50 instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution.
This event is free of charge and open to all.
Described as a "virtuoso" by the New York Times, and "engagingly flamboyant" by the Los Angeles Times, clarinetist Kinan Azmeh was born in Damascus, Syria. He is the first Arab to win the premier prize at the Nikolai Rubinstein International Competition (Moscow, 1997).
A graduate of the High Institute of Music in Damascus and the Juilliard School in New York, he formed City Band in 2006 in New York.
With this ensemble, he strives to reach a balance between classical music, jazz and the music of his homeland, Syria.
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For Elisabeth von Trapp, the sounds of music are part of her earliest memories.
Born and raised in Vermont, Elisabeth is the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired "The Sound of Music." Singing professionally since childhood, Elisabeth has enthralled audiences from European cathedrals to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Inspired by the guitar playing and singing of her father, Werner von Trapp, Elisabeth has carried on the legacy of the internationally renowned Trapp Family Singers.
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