Calendar

2016/17 Season Schedule

July 30

China NCPA Orchestra
Chen Lin, conductor
Beijing, China

Harrison: Concerto for Pipa & String Orchestra
Tan Dun: Concerto for String Orchestra and Pipa

August 7
8:00 PM

Silk Road Ensemble Summer Festival Tour
Tanglewood, Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox, MA

August 9
7:30 PM

Silk Road Ensemble Summer Festival Tour
Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA

August 10
7:30 PM

Silk Road Ensemble Summer Festival Tour
The Freeman Stage at Bayside
Selbyville, DE

August 11
8:00 PM

Silk Road Ensemble Summer Festival Tour
Wolf Trap
Vienna, VA

August 13
8:00 PM

Silk Road Ensemble Summer Festival Tour
Blossom Festival
Cuyahoga Falls, OH

August 15
7:00 PM

Silk Road Ensemble Summer Festival Tour
Herbert Theatre
Indianapolis, IN

August 16
8:00 PM

Silk Road Ensemble Summer Festival Tour
Ravinia Festival
Highland Park, IL

August 18
8:00 PM

Silk Road Ensemble Summer Festival Tour
Hearst Greek Theatre
Berkeley, CA

August 19
7:30 PM

Silk Road Ensemble Summer Festival Tour
Green Music Center
Sonoma, CA

August 21
7:00 PM

Silk Road Ensemble Summer Festival Tour
Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA

August 24
7:00 PM

The Getty Center
Courtyard of the J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, CA

Silk Road Ensemble Residency

September 4
6:00 PM

Sinfonieorchester Aachen
James P. Liu, conductor
Aachen, Germany

Tan Dun: Concerto for String Orchestra and Pipa

September 5
8:00 PM

Sinfonieorchester Aachen
James P. Liu, conductor
Aachen, Germany

Tan Dun: Concerto for String Orchestra and Pipa

September 15-17
8:00 PM

Singapore International Festival of Arts
SOTA School of the Arts
Singapore, Singapore

Borderlands - Master Musicians from the Silk Route

September 19 to
October 10

Silk Road Ensemble with Mark Morris Dance

With Layla and Majnun

October 18
7:30 PM

The Beijing Music Festival 2017
Beijing, China

Musical and Culture Crossroads:
Wu Man and Her Friends

October 21-23

ICTM Colloquium
Shanghai Conservatory of Music
Shanghai, China

“Plucked Lutes of the Silk Road: The Interaction of Theory and Practice,from Antiquity to Contemporary Performance"

October 31 to
November 7

Aga Khan Music Initiative
Geneva, Switzerland

November 9 - 21

Silk Road Ensemble tour of Asia

November 30

Stuttgarter Philharmoniker
Tang Muhai, conductor
Stuttgart, Germany

Chen Qigang: Iris Devoile

December 2
7:30 PM

Wigmore Hall
Aga Khan Music Initiative
London, UK

Basel Rajoub’s Soriana Project
With Sanubar Tursun

January 6
8:00 PM

Hopkins Center for the Arts
The Moore Theater
Hanover, NH

Silk Road Ensemble with Mark Morris

January 7
2:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Hopkins Center for the Arts
The Moore Theater
Hanover, NH

Silk Road Ensemble with Mark Morris

January 12
7:30 PM

Armstrong International Cultural Foundation
Armstrong Auditorium
Edmond, OK

With Shanghai Quartet

February 4
7:30 PM

Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Chinese New Year concert
Yu Long, conductor
"Dashan", Narrator
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, ON, Canada

Vincent Ho: New Concerto (World Premiere)

February 19
7:30 PM
Pre-concert demo at 6:30 PM

Modlin Center for the Arts
Camp Concert Hall
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA

With Shanghai Quartet

February 20

Lecture/Demo
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA

February 25
7:30 PM

February 26
2:00 PM

Reno Chamber Orchestra
Nightingale Concert Hall
Theodore Kuchar, conductor
Reno, NV

Tan Dun: Concerto for pipa and strings

March 3
7:30 PM
Pre-concert demo at 6:30 PM

Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts
Mount Royal University
Calgary, AB, Canada

Wu Man & Friends

March 25
7:30 PM

Leighton Concert Hall
Notre Dame, IN

With Kronos Quartet

Philip Glass: Orion: China
Wu Man (arr. Danny Clay): Four Chinese Paintings
A Chinese Home

March 27 - 31

University of Indiana
Artist-in-Residence
Bloomington, IN

March 31
7:30

Lotus Festival
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Bloomington, IN

Guo Wenjing: Drama
Wang Huiran: Dance of the Yi People
Traditional, Kazakh (arr. Wu Man): Küi
Traditional, Martial: Shi Mian Mai Fu (Ambush Laid on Ten Sides)
Tan Dun: Concerto for string quartet and pipa
Zhou Long: Tian Ling (Nature and Spirit) for pipa and fourteen players

With IU Jacobs School of Music Vera Quartet & New Music Ensemble

April 8
8:00 PM

Shanghai Symphony Hall
Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
Lan Shui, conductor
Shanghai, China

Ye Xiaogang: Pipa Concerto

April 13
6:30 PM & 9:00 PM

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Rose Studio
New York, NY

With Shanghai Quartet

Ye Xiaogang: Colorful Sutra Banner
Zhou Long: Song of the Ch’in for String Quartet
Zhao Jiping / Zhao Lin: Red Lantern (NY premiere)
Bright Sheng: Dance Capriccio

April 22
7:30 PM

Beijing Concert Hall
China Philharmonic Orchestra
Tan Lihua, conductor
Beijing, China

Ye Xiaogang: Pipa Concerto

April 24
8 PM

The Knights tour of Europe
Graf-Zeppelin-Haus
Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Friedrichshafen, Germany

Steve Reich: Duet for 2 Violins and Streichensemble
Tan Dun: Concerto for String Orchestra and Pipa
Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks for Kammerorchester Es-Dur
Bach: Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 3 G-Dur BWV 1048
Haydn: Sinfonie Nr. 80 d-Moll
Luigi Boccherini: Fandango for Streichorchester aus Gitarrenquintett Nr. 4 D-Dur G.448

April 25
7:30 PM

The Knights tour of Europe
Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg
Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Heidelberg, Germany

Steve Reich: Duet for 2 Violins and Streichensemble
Tan Dun: Concerto for String Orchestra and Pipa
Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks for Kammerorchester Es-Dur
Bach: Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 3 G-Dur BWV 1048
Haydn: Sinfonie Nr. 80 d-Moll
Luigi Boccherini: Fandango for Streichorchester aus Gitarrenquintett Nr. 4 D-Dur G.448

April 27
8:00 PM

The Knights tour of Europe
Elbphilharmonie
Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Hamburg, Germany

Steve Reich: Duet for 2 Violins and Streichensemble
Tan Dun: Concerto for String Orchestra and Pipa
Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks for Kammerorchester Es-Dur
Bach: Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 3 G-Dur BWV 1048
Haydn: Sinfonie Nr. 80 d-Moll
Luigi Boccherini: Fandango for Streichorchester aus Gitarrenquintett Nr. 4 D-Dur G.448

May 1 - 22

China Tour
12-city tour featuring lectures and concerts

May 26
8:00 PM

Jordan Hall
Boston, MA

Members of the Silk Road Ensemble in collaboration with A Far Cry
Program to include a new work by Vijay Iyer

Kinan Azmeh, clarinet
Sandeep Das, tabla
Wu Man, pipa
Joseph Gramley, percussion

May 30 - June 5

Global musician workshop
DePauw University
Greencastle, IN

Silk Road Ensemble

June 20 & 21
7:30

Park Ave Armory
New York, NY

With the Shanghai Quartet

Wu Man: Pipa Solo
Chinasong: Chinese folk songs arranged for string quartet by Yi-Wen Jiang
Butterfly Lovers Song & Yao Dance for pipa and string quartet
Zhou Long: "Song of the Ch'in"
Tan Dun: "Ghost Opera" for pipa and string quartet