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Special Events, The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, cello, April 6, 2011, Patron Sponsors: Nadine Tang and Bruce Smith, and Markus and Barbara Trice, Corporate Sponsor: US Bank


"When we enlarge our view of the world, we deepen our understanding of our own lives," says Yo-Yo Ma about the Silk Road Project. For more than a decade, the beloved cellist and his colleagues have promoted the study of cultural, artistic, and intellectual traditions along the ancient trade route that stretched from the Mediterranean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Returning to Zellerbach Hall, this is a collective of renowned performers and composers from more than 20 countries. Each member's career illustrates a moving response to the artistic challenge of our time: nourishing global connections while maintaining the integrity of art rooted in an authentic tradition.

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Silk Road Nexus
Wed, Apr 6, 3:30
Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA
Composer Gabriela Lena Frank, UC Berkeley Silk Road scholar Sanjyot Mehendale, Isabelle Hunter of the Silk Road Project, and musicologist Francesco Spagnolo of the Bancroft Library Magnes Collection explore musical connections made worldwide through the art and metaphor of the Silk Road in an event moderated by music journalist Chloe Veltman. As Silk Road Ensemble founder cellist Yo-Yo Ma explains his ten years of music making with this ensemble: "When we enlarge our view of the world, we deepen our understanding of our own lives."

Presented in conjunction with concerts at Cal Performances and San Francisco Performances and in association with UC Berkeley's Institute of East Asian Studies, Buddhist Studies, the Dept of Music, and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Symposium Flyer [PDF]

Wed, Apr 6, 6-6:30 pm
Pre-performance talk with the artists and Cal Performances director, Matías Tarnopolsky. These Sightlines events are free to all event ticket holders.

Donor Intermission Reception
Wed, Apr 6
(Donors of $1200+)

Producer's Circle members are invited to join us for complimentary refreshments in our donor lounge, the Zellerbach Room, located on the north side of the Zellerbach Hall lobby. For especially popular events, find us on the Mezzanine at Zellerbach Hall. Donor Intermissions are the perfect place to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the company of other Producer's Circle members.

Not a Producer's Circle donor? To find out how you can join and take advantage of membership benefits like this while helping Cal Performances with much needed contributions, please call 510.642.8653 or see our Support section.

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Program notes are available online. [PDF]

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