The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

Showings

Mary D. Fisher TheatreFri, Jul 15, 2016 4:00 PM Event Date Passed  
 
Mary D. Fisher TheatreSat, Jul 16, 2016 4:00 PM Event Date Passed  
 
Mary D. Fisher TheatreSun, Jul 17, 2016 7:00 PM Event Date Passed  
 
Mary D. Fisher TheatreTue, Jul 19, 2016 7:00 PM Event Date Passed  
 
Mary D. Fisher TheatreWed, Jul 20, 2016 7:00 PM Event Date Passed  
 
Film Info
Event Type:Film
Film Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2015
Run Time:96 minutes
Rating:PG-13
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Trailer:https://youtu.be/SShFP7QfSCg
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Morgan Neville

Description

Chamber Music Sedona and the Sedona International Film Festival will join hands Wednesday, Jan. 10 for a 4pm encore screening of “The Music of Strangers” featuring The Silk Road Ensemble. This wonderful film played to sold-out audiences at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre last year and is making a return by popular demand in celebration of the Winter Music Festival presented by Chamber Music Sedona.

The only way to change the world is to make a little noise.

From the director of the Academy Award-winning documentary “20 Feet from Stardom” and the critically acclaimed “Best of Enemies”, the new film “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble” tells the extraordinary story of the renowned international musical collective created by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The feature-length documentary follows this group of diverse instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they explore the power of music to preserve tradition, shape cultural evolution and inspire hope.

Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade route linking Asia, Africa and Europe, The Silk Road Ensemble — an international collective created by acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma — exemplifies music’s ability to blur geographical boundaries, blend disparate cultures and inspire hope for both artists and audiences.

“The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble” follows an ever-changing lineup of performers drawn from the ensemble’s more than 50 instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution.

Blending performance footage, personal interviews and archival film, director Morgan Neville and producer Caitrin Rogers focus on the journeys of a small group of Silk Road Ensemble mainstays from across the globe to create an intensely personal chronicle of passion, talent and sacrifice. Through these moving individual stories, the filmmakers paint a vivid portrait of a bold musical experiment and a global search for the ties that bind.

“Musically delightful! The spirit of creativity is infectious!” raves The Hollywood Reporter.

“Entertaining! Yo-Yo-Ma is charming and funny!” says The Boston Globe.

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