Silkroad Ensemble in Concert with “Falling Out of Time”
Venue: Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Organizations: Silkroad Ensemble
Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Event Types: Music, Family Friendly, Arts & Theatre
Cost:
Adult Tickets (based on seat location):
• Category A: $75.00
• Category B: $60.00
• Category C: $40.00

Students with ID and Youth 18 and Under: $10.00
20%-30% subscription discounts also available

Description:
The Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech presents the Silkroad Ensemble in concert with “Falling Out of Time” on Sunday, November 17, 2019.

For this performance, Silkroad has teamed up with composer Osvaldo Golijov to conceive a brand new song cycle, "Falling Out of Time", based on Israeli writer David Grossman’s book exploring grief and loss. The work features vocalist Wu Tong and singer-songwriter Nora Fischer.

Drawing on the English translation of the text, Golijov has conceived this hour-long song cycle for 13 members of the Silkroad Ensemble, the collective whose delicacy of musical expression he describes as like “a harp of a thousand hairs.” Golijov’s vulnerable, exposed composition imagines the ensemble as a magnified blues guitar, articulating a counterpoint of tender rage and raw intimacy impossible in an orchestra.

Yo-Yo Ma conceived Silkroad in 1998 as a reminder that even as rapid globalization resulted in division, it brought extraordinary possibilities for working together. Seeking to understand this dynamic, he began to learn about the historical Silk Road, recognizing in it a model for productive cultural collaboration, for the exchange of ideas and tradition alongside commerce and innovation. And in a radical experiment, he brought together musicians from the lands of the Silk Road to co-create a new artistic idiom, a musical language founded in difference, a metaphor for the benefits of a more connected world.

Today, these Grammy Award-winning artists seek and practice radical cultural collaboration in many forms, creating and presenting new music, teacher and musician training workshops, and residency programs in schools, museums, and communities.

Silkroad has recorded seven albums. Sing Me Home, which won the 2016 Grammy for Best World Music Album was developed and recorded alongside the documentary feature The Music of Strangers, from Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville.

Links:

https://www.silkroad.org/
https://www.facebook.com/silkroadproject
https://www.twitter.com/silkroadproject
https://www.instagram.com/silkroadproject/

Tickets can be purchased online, in person at the Moss Arts Center Box Office Monday-Friday from 10:00 am - 5:30 pm and Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and by phone at 540-231-5300.

To purchase tickets online, visit: https://artscenter.vt.edu/performances/silkroad-ensemble.html.

For more information, visit: https://artscenter.vt.edu/performances/silkroad-ensemble.html or https://www.facebook.com/artscenteratvt or https://www.instagram.com/artscenteratvt/.
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