As we've seen in our work, with young people from
urban public schools to pre-professional orchestras,
the Silk Road can be a powerful model for bridging
the foreign and the familiar.
This year, we continued our Silk Road Connect work
with sixth- and seventh-graders in New York and
fourth- and ﬁfth-graders in Boston. We also partnered
with the President's Committee on the Arts and
the Humanities Turnaround Arts initiative in Boston,
Massachusetts, and Lame Deer, Montana.
During Silk Road Ensemble tours, 27 musician-led
workshops reached nearly 3,200 participants, from
elementary school kids to university music students
and also the Chicago Civic Orchestra.
Silk Road Connect Engages
Inside Lame Deer
Tales of Wonder
"I learned how to work with other teammates and
do my job the best I can. While preparing for the
performance, we were pointing out where we need
to improve and helping each other to get better.
Teamwork is what made this a great show."
—MICHELLE, 6TH GRADE