Texas Performing Arts is thrilled to present Yo-Yo Ma, with the Austin debut of his distinguished Silk Road Ensemble. One of the preeminent classical musicians in the world, Ma has made over 75 albums and won 16 Grammy Awards. Recently celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Silk Road Project fosters cultural exchange by uniting artists from Asia, the Middle East and the West in creative collaborations. The ensemble functions not as a fixed collective but rather as a collection of like-minded musicians dedicated to exploring the relationship between tradition and innovation in music from the East and West. As displayed on PBS's Live From Lincoln Center, the group's remarkable concerts are renowned for their ambition and range as they perform new commissions as well as traditional music.
"This music leapt across national boundaries in a strange and wonderful way. We were reminded that multiculturalism has been a reality for many contemporary musicians for a very long time." - "Chicago Tribune"
Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music.