Silkroad Ensemble


Friday, April 26, 2019 8:00PM

Silkroad Ensemble







Tickets: $59*, $49*, $39* ($16* UCSB Students Only)
*Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.
(Prices include Facility Fee)


World Premiere
Co-commissioned by UCSB Arts & Lectures
20th Anniversary Tour
Silk Road Ensemble
Heroes Take Their Stands


“A roving musical laboratory without walls.” The Boston Globe

“The most happening, up-to-the-minute players in the known world and a constantly evolving repertoire of brilliant, genre-defying new music.” – Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble will perform the world premiere of a bold new project, Heroes Take Their Stands. This evening-length multimedia program tells the stories of five heroic figures from diverse cultures – from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to Elektra of Greek mythology, to Arjuna of Hindu epic poetry – capturing the drama of the moral borderland between conflicting values, and asking, “What does it mean to take a stand in a moment of moral uncertainty? What does an everyday hero look like? And how can an ordinary person make a difference?” Arts & Lectures is thrilled to be the lead commissioner on this new project with the renowned Silkroad Ensemble and its collaborating partners, including Bharatanatyam dancer/choreographer Aparna Ramaswamy (working with Colin Jacobsen) and puppeteer/filmmaker Hamid Rahmanian (working with Kayhan Kalhor).

Program
Pauchi Sasaki: Elektra
Colin Jacobsen: Arjuna at Kuru: Discourse with Lord Krishna
Jason Moran: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Kayhan Kalhor: Siavosh in Touran: Farewell to his Wife and Horse
Zhao Lin: Dou E at Chuzhou

Tickets may also be purchased directly through the UCSB Arts & Lectures website.