Performance: Silkroad Ensemble

Friday, May 18, 2018, 7:30 PM

Don’t miss the world premiere of a major new composition written for the Freer|Sackler by members of the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble and inspired by artwork on view in the galleries. Debuting the work are four-time Grammy nominee Wu Man on pipa (Chinese lute), Indian tabla (drums) virtuoso Sandeep Das, Syrian-born clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) master Kojiro Umezaki, Shaw Pong Liu on violin and erhu (Chinese fiddle), Wu Tong on vocals and sheng (Chinese mouth organ), Jeffrey Beecher on bass, and percussionists Haruka Fujii and Shane Shanahan.

Image courtesy Stephen Kahn

  • Venue: Freer Gallery of Art
  • Event Location: Meyer Auditorium
  • Cost: $6 in advance; free at the door. Tickets go on sale beginning at 10 am on Thursday, February 1.