Silk Road Ensemble

Strings Sessions Presents: Silk Road Ensemble

Strings stopped by UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Playhouse on the evening that the Silk Road Ensemble was set to lend its eclectic sound to the Mark Morris Dance Group’s newest evening-length piece Layla and Majnun. The group took time before rehearsal to perform an…

Silk Road Ensemble

Silk Road Ensemble Releases New CD and Stars in a Documentary

Violinist Colin Jacobsen on the latest release from Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, and the group’s journey to the silver screen By David Templeton Transformation. It’s a theme that Colin Jacobsen, of Brooklyn, New York, touches on often while discussing his…


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Yo-Yo Ma Cello by Jason Bell

Yo-Yo Ma’s Magic Cello Ride

At 60, Yo-Yo Ma is still striving for perfection, yes, but thinking about the role of music in our lives By Martin Steinberg A cellist walks on a beach and picks up a bottle. A genie pops out and says,…

Yo-Yo Ma: On the Silk Road

Cellist and classical music icon Yo-Yo Ma discusses his world-music project by Edith Eisler Yo-Yo Ma is one of those rare people who can make even a hardened cynic believe that artistic and personal integrity go together. He is not…