Experience a grand odyssey around the world by one of music’s greatest ensembles

Founded by superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble is a virtuoso collective inspired by the colours of the world – and the rich musical language borne from our cultural differences. Its Grammy Award-winning music is a vibrant, passionate and ecstatic celebration of global artistic traditions, performed by outstanding contemporary musicians representing dozens of nationalities and instrumental disciplines.

Universally famous in its own right, this dynamic, ever-evolving group is composed of international artists who unite to present unique, never-to-be-repeated concerts. Converging centuries, continents and cultures, its repertoire will bring together traditional Vietnamese, Chinese and Kazakh music; Finnish folk song; Indian classical; popular jazz; and much more.

A privilege to see and even more beautiful to hear, Silkroad Ensemble’s maiden performance in New Zealand will be a night to remember.

Please note: Yo-Yo  Ma will not be appearing

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Performers include

Jeffrey Beecher: bass
Mike Block: cello
Sandeep Das: tabla
Nora Fischer: vocalist
Mario Gotoh: viola
Mark Suter: percussion
Cristina Pato: Galician bagpipes, piano
Shane Shanahan: percussion
Wu Tong: sheng, bawu, vocals, suona

Images: Liz Linder Photography

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