The Silk Road Project

Annual Report FY13

The Silk Road Project

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What makes a Silk Road Ensemble performance memorable? It's not common to see artists from so many parts of the world together on one stage. But perhaps what leaves a lasting impression is a musical experience in real time—the infectious joy of collaboration and community. This year, two U.S. tours gave us a chance to premiere four new pieces of music, including Uzbek composer Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky's Sacred Signs, written in honor of the centennial of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, and Vijay Iyer's jazz-inflected Playlist for an Extreme Occasion. U.S. Performances Photos from the Road "Each one of us comes from a particular tradition, but there's also a common sense of curiosity about what we don't know. It doesn't mean you have to learn everything about another tradition, but you need a sense of courage to leap into the unknown." —COLIN JACOBSEN, VIOLINIST OUR BEST SELVES

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