Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma: Live From Tanglewood

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 9:00pm

Pictured: Members of The Silk Road Ensemble Performing at Tanglewood

Credit: Courtesy of Magdalena Lepka

Embark on a musical journey with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, a “mobile musical think tank.”

Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma: Live From Tanglewood, airing Friday, May 9, 2014 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV, takes viewers on a dynamic musical journey. The documentary provides a front row seat to a milestone performance by the Silk Road Ensemble and dives into the rich history of this “mobile musical think tank” formed by renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

The eclectic group unites distinguished musicians, composers and performing artists from more than 20 countries to celebrate, explore and experiment with the wide variety of cultural approaches to musical performances. The group recently celebrated 15 years together with a summer concert at Tanglewood, an important classical music site in western Massachusetts. This intimate documentary features performances from that concert, background interviews, behind-the-scenes excerpts and magical offstage moments.