The Silkroad Ensemble presents “Phoenix Rising” with their creative director and GRAMMY-Award successful musician and vocalist Rhiannon Giddens, in a multi-city tour on the East coast of the U.S. from July 16–30, 2022.
Succeeding Yo-Yo Ma within the position, Giddens was appointed the ensemble’s creative director in July 2020 and this season marks Silkroad Ensemble’s debut tour together with her on the helm.
“Phoenix Rising” is a mixture of previous and new works — Silkroad members and Giddens will premiere works encapsulating their collective expertise through the pandemic.
These items embody three new commissions by Silkroad artists Sandeep Das, Maeve Gilchrist, and Kaoru Watanabe. This system additionally includes new preparations by Giddens, Colin Jacobsen, Edward Pérez, and Mazz Swift.
The ensemble will carry out in New York, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Virginia, and Massachusetts. For extra info and to attend the live shows, click on right here.
Silk Street Ensemble was based by cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 1998. The group identify was impressed by and acknowledges the historic Silk Street — an historical commerce route linking the West with the Center East and Asia — as a mannequin for cultural collaboration.
Through the years, Yo-Yo Ma has introduced collectively artists from areas as soon as linked by the Silk Street and created a touring ensemble of prime musicians from world wide; academic packages; and a social enterprise — bridging varied cultures via the humanities.