The Silk Road Project

Annual Report FY13

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From Stockholm, Sweden, to Redlands, California, we joined fellow artists to celebrate the power of the arts— and music, in particular—to inspire, to communicate, and to unite. Among other honors, Yo-Yo Ma received his first award for contributions to contemporary music through the Silk Road Project. And in delivering the 2013 Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy, he moved a leading national forum to consider how essential the arts are to strengthening our culture and positively influencing society. These world-stage opportunities remind us all how through the arts we work together for something much greater than ourselves. Awards and Appearances OUR CULTURAL LEGACY Message from Golnar Khosrowshahi It's an exciting time to be working at the intersection… Nancy Hanks Lecture 2013: Yo-Yo Ma "Societies are powered by three engines: politics, economics and culture. A vibrant society exists when all three engines are firing and intersecting, resulting in a populace that is energized, engaged and fulfilled." —YO-YO MA SPOTLIGHT ON THE ARTS

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