The Silkroad Ensemble

Monday, August 06, 2018

Location Lenna Hall

Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center, (716) 357-6250

NOTE: Complimentary tickets must be obtained in advance on the day of the event from the Welcome Center Ticket Office.

The musicians of the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble represent dozens of nationalities and artistic traditions, from Spain and Japan to Syria and the United States. The Ensemble is a musical collective that appears in many configurations and settings, and this concert focuses on intimate groups of two and three and a grand finale. The Ensemble performs throughout the world, and has recorded six albums. Its Grammy Award-winning album, Sing Me Home, was developed and recorded alongside the 2016 documentary feature about Silkroad, The Music of Strangers.

Jeffrey Beecher, bass 
Mike Block, cello                                                                       
Sandeep Das, tabla                       
Haruka Fujii, percussion               
Joseph Gramley, percussion        
Shaw Pong Liu, violin, erhu
Cristina Pato, Galician bagpipes, piano
Martine Thomas, viola
Shane Shanahan, percussion
Wu Man, pipa



Shane Shanahan: Saidi Swing  

Traditional Vietnamese/Arr. Evan Ziporyn: Uot Mi  

Shaw Pong Liu/Wu Man: Pipa and Erhu duo 

John Zorn/Arr. Cristina Pato: "Khabiel" from Book of Angels Volume Four

Sandeep Das:  King Ashoka

Kojiro Umezaki: (Cycles) America

Cristina Pato: Lamento

Traditional Galician/Arr. Edward Perez: Tanguillo

Traditional Galician/Arr. Edward Perez: Joropo-Festejo

Kinan Azmeh: The Canteen

Mike Block: Iniche Cosebe