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The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble

Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 7 PM

Screening followed by a Q & A with Haruka Fujii, a percussionist from the Silk Road Ensemble, as well as their Executive Director, Eduardo A. Braniff.

This beautiful and inspiring documentary tracks the formation and travels of the Silk Road Ensemble, a multicultural music group formed by world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Although initially strangers, many from warring countries, the musicians quickly realize that they speak the common language of music. Follow their amazing journey as they explore the power of music to bring connection, joy and hope.

Haruka Fujii, one of the musicians in the Silk Road Ensemble and Eduardo A. Braniff, the Executive Director, will be joining us for the Q & A after the screening.

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Press Coverage for The Music of Strangers

The Wall Street Journal
Review by Joe Morgenstern, Movie Critic

“A JOYOUS REVELATION, a group portrait of superb musicians from all over the world offering music as an emblem of what people can do in these fractious times when they live in concert with one another.”

 

The New York Times
Review by Ken Jaworowski

“If the screen went dark during The Music of Strangers that would be a disappointment. But if the sound failed, that would be a tragedy. While this documentary, subtitled “Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble” is lovely to watch, it’s even more beautiful to hear.

‘I’m always trying to figure out, at some level, who I am and how I fit in the world, which I think is something that I share with seven billion other people,’ Mr. Ma says early in the film. That curiosity led him to assemble the Silk Road Ensemble, a collective of some 50 musicians and other artists from across the globe.”

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