Established in 1998 by Yo-Yo Ma,
Silkroad is a collective of artists from around the world who create
music that engages their many traditions. In addition to performances
from Suntory Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, Silkroad collaborates with
museums and universities to develop training programs for teachers,
musicians, and learners of all ages. Silkroad has commissioned more than
100 new works from composers and arrangers around the globe, and
released seven albums, most recently a collection of music recorded for
“The Vietnam War,” a documentary film from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.
Silkroad recently announced a new
commitment to diversity and inclusion across its board, staff and
ensemble, as well as among collaborators and audiences. Over the next
year, Silkroad will launch a series of US-based residencies and
partnerships to develop artistic and learning programs that explore
questions of difference, identity and belonging, building new capacity
for connection and understanding.