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Silkroad Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens

Phoenix Rising

Saturday July 16, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Adults / Starting at $40
Children / 50% Off Select Tickets
Garden Listening / $20, Free for Members & Children

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Saturday July 16, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Grammy Award-winning musician Rhiannon Giddens returns to Caramoor in her new role as Artistic Director of the Silkroad Ensemble. Phoenix Rising takes a cross-section of Silkroad’s award-winning compositions and arrangements and re-imagines them for today. Keeping an eye on the past, Silkroad and Giddens have also collaborated on new works that coalesce her unique worldview with the Ensemble’s collective experience during the pandemic. The program will include new commissions by Sandeep Das, Maeve Gilchrist, and Kaoru Watanabe as well as new arrangements by Giddens, Colin Jacobsen, Edward Pérez, and Mazz Swift.  

For those who prefer a more casual concert environment, Garden Listening tickets are $20, and are free for Members and children under 18 years old. Listen to the concert broadcast onto Friends Field (audio only) while enjoying a picnic, admiring a starry sky, or relaxing with the family. We recommend you bring your own seating for Garden Listening.


Featuring Silkroad artists: 

Jeffery Beecher, bass 
Sandeep Das, tabla 
Haruka Fujii, percussion 
Rhiannon Giddens, banjo & voice 
Maeve Gilchrist, Celtic harp 
Mario Gotoh, viola 
Joseph Gramley, percussion 
Wu Man, pipa 
Karen Ouzounian, cello 
Kaoru Watanabe, Japanese flute & percussion 
Mazz Swift, violin & voice
Francesco Turrisi, accordion, frame drums, cello, banjo
Kojiro Umezaki, shakuhachi
Reylon Yount, yangqin 

Artists are subject to change.

About the Artists

Rhiannon Giddens 

Grammy Award-winning musician and vocalist Rhiannon Giddens has pursued a lifelong quest to shine light on under-recognized voices, genres, and musical traditions. Giddens received a 2022 Grammy Award with Francesco Turrisi for her album They’re Calling Me Home, and she has been nominated for six additional Grammys for her work as a soloist and collaborator. A MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient, Giddens co-founded the Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. As a performer, composer, and cross-cultural connector, she has helped to change the understanding of both American and world music. Giddens has performed with the Silkroad Ensemble numerous times, but her appearances with them this season will be her first since succeeding Yo-Yo Ma as Artistic Director. Along with Silkroad’s artists, Giddens has shaped a program that will serve to connect the ever-evolving organization and its Ensemble. 

For more information about Rhiannon Giddens, please visit her website

Yo-Yo Ma conceived Silkroad in 1998, recognizing the historical Silk Road as a model for radical cultural collaboration — for the exchange of ideas, tradition, and innovation across borders. In an innovative experiment, he brought together musicians from the lands of the Silk Road to co-create a musical language founded in difference, thus creating the foundation of Silkroad: both a touring ensemble comprised of world-class musicians from all over the globe and a social-impact organization working to make a positive impact across borders through the arts. Today, under the leadership of Artistic Director Rhiannon Giddens, Silkroad leads social impact initiatives and educational programming alongside the creation of new music by the Grammy Award-winning ensemble Silkroad Ensemble.  

Silkroad Ensemble 

Yo-Yo Ma conceived Silkroad in 1998, recognizing the historical Silk Road as a model for radical cultural collaboration — for the exchange of ideas, tradition, and innovation across borders. In an innovative experiment, he brought together musicians from the lands of the Silk Road to co-create a musical language founded in difference, thus creating the foundation of Silkroad: both a touring ensemble comprised of world-class musicians from all over the globe and a social-impact organization working to make a positive impact across borders through the arts. Today, under the leadership of Artistic Director Rhiannon Giddens, Silkroad leads social impact initiatives and educational programming alongside the creation of new music by the Grammy Award-winning ensemble Silkroad Ensemble.  

For more information, please visit the Silkroad Ensemble’s website

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