The celebrated Silk Road Ensemble to Perform at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley

SilkRoadEnsemble_Cal_13The Silk Road Ensemble, an international musical collective of notable performers and composers from Asia, Europe, and the Americas is set to perform on Sunday, October 27th at 7:00 pm at Zellerbach Hall on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley.

The Silk Road Ensemble combines outstanding musicianship with an eagerness to make connections across cultures and musical traditions. Western string instrumentalists perform and collaborate with classical and folk percussionists and virtuosi of instruments like the gaita (Galician bagpipes from Spain), tabla (Indian hand drums), shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute), and kamancheh (Persian bowed lute).

The ensemble’s dynamic concert features arrangements of traditional music alongside new work by composers the world over, such as Angel Lam’s haunting Empty Mountain, Spirit Rain, which explores the universal mysteries of life, death, and longing.

Recordings available: A Playlist Without Borders, Silk Road Journeys: When Strangers Meet, Off the Map, New Impossibilities, Silk Road Journeys: Beyond the Horizon

Tickets start at $18
Ticket Office: 510.642.9988

Author: World Music Central News Department

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