The Yo-Yo Ma Silk Road Project

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Beginning in 1998, Yo-Yo Ma one of the world's greatest cellists initiated the Silk Road Project. This project explored the creative, and cultural traditions of the countries along the ancient trade route known as the Silk Road. The land route extended, from Middle Eastern countries on the Mediterranean Sea to East Asian countries bordering the Pacific Ocean. A chamber music ensemble called the Silk Road Ensemble performed works specially created, or commissioned for the project. The 2006-2007 season was devoted to partnering with the City of Chicago the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Art Institute for a series of concerts, exhibits and other events. Professional workshops produced in collaboration with the Tanglewood Music Center
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