Silkroad Ensemble

The Silkroad Ensemble creates music that engages difference, sparking radical cultural collaboration and passion-driven learning to build a more hopeful world. Founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the group has been called “vibrant and virtuosic” by the Wall Street Journal, “one of the 21st century’s great ensembles” by the Vancouver Sun, and a “roving musical laboratory without walls” by the Boston Globe.

Silkroad musicians and composers hail from more than 20 countries, drawing on a rich tapestry of traditions to create a new musical language — a uniquely engaging and accessible encounter between the foreign and the familiar that reflects our many-layered contemporary identities. As the Los Angeles Times has said, Silkroad’s “vision of international cooperation is not what we read in our daily news reports. Theirs is the better world available if we, like these extraordinary musicians, agree to make it one.”

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Learn about the enduring legacy of the historic trading route, the Silk Road, which inspired this musical project.


Ticket Information

  • Ticket prices: $28, $10 Student Tickets
    • UAB Family receives $15 off single tickets (limit 2)
      NOTE: Payroll deduction for UAB employees is available through the ASC Box Office
  • Tickets valid for performance date and time only.
  • No refunds. Exchanges issued only to ASC Members.
  • Late seating at discretion of house management.
  • All performances are subject to change.

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