|Keyhan Kalhor to accompany Silk Road Ensemble in its U.S. concerts||
TEHRAN – The Iranian kamancheh virtuoso Keyhan Kalhor will accompany Chinese violincellist Yo-Yo Ma in the Silk Road Ensemble during concerts in Tanglewood, Massachusetts.
The ensemble, which is led by its founder Yo-Yo Ma, will perform two concerts at the Ozawa Hall in the town on June 22 and 24.
Scheduled to be performed at the concerts is a repertoire inspired by traditions from around the world and some of today’s most globally minded composers.
The repertoire also includes works by Giovanni Sollima from Sicily and Sapo Perapaskero from Romania.
The Silk Road Ensemble is a collective of internationally renowned performers and composers from more than 20 countries, including Nicholas Cords, Sandeep Das, Jonathan Gandelsman, Joseph Gramley and Eric Jacobsen.
Many of the musicians first came together under the artistic direction of Yo-Yo Ma at a workshop at Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts in 2000. Since then, in various configurations, ensemble artists have collaborated on a diverse range of musical and multimedia projects.
Tanglewood is an estate and music venue in Lenox and Stockbridge, Massachusetts. It is the home of the annual summer Tanglewood Music Festival and the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, and has been the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home since 1937.
The Silk Road Ensemble also plans to perform in the United States in September and October 2012.
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