SSO Gala: Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble (12 Nov)

SSO Gala: Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble (12 Nov)

12 November 2016
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Prepare to be astounded as the SSO brings you two gala programmes featuring superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble! On November 11, Yo-Yo Ma brings tenderness and exuberance to Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor, and Lan Shui will also conduct Kayhan Kalhor’s Silent City with members of the Silk Road Ensemble.

On November 12, Silk Road Ensemble performs with their artistic director Yo-Yo Ma, who partners Wu Tong for Zhao Lin’s Duo, a double concerto for cello and sheng, a traditional Chinese woodwind instrument comprised of 17 bamboo pipes, and the first half includes Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky’s Sacred Signs Suite, which draws parallels between Russian instrumental traditions and seemingly diverse instruments such as sheng, pipa and kamancheh.