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The Silk Road Ensemble: Night Thoughts
Night Thoughts" was inspired by a ninth-century Buddhist pipa tune and represents for pipa virtuoso and composer Wu Man a chance to rediscover the pipa's native, regional language.
The Silk Road Ensemble: Rustem
The sweet and seductive violin solo in "Rustem" gives a glimpse of a musical culture that is uniquely global while also rooted in local tradition.
The Silk Road Ensemble: Arabian Waltz
Arabian Waltz" is a propulsive work by Lebanese-born composer Rabih Abou-Khalil, whose works fuse the musical traditions of the Arabic world with jazz improvisation and European classical techniques.
The Silk Road Ensemble has performed in more than 25 countries, in venues ranging from concert halls to stadiums to museum galleries throughout the world, from New York's Carnegie Hall to Shanghai Stadium.