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Smooth Operation

The Silk Road Ensemble, founded by Yo-Yo Ma, begins a weeklong residency at the gorgeous Rubin Museum of Art (in the old Barneys), playing in galleries, the spiral staircase, and the 137-seat theater.

  1. 1. October 11

    Indian, Chinese, Persian, and Roma (Gypsy) music, traditional and contemporary, are on the bill.

  2. 2. October 13

    The group improvises a score to the first full-length animated film, Lotte Reiniger’s 1926 The Adventures of Prince Achmed, based on the Arabian Nights tales. Also, a D.J. spins global music, handpicked by ensemble members, in a no-cover lounge.

  3. 3. October 14

    Beijing composer-musician Wu Tong’s Nine Rivers: 1. YaLuZangBu, based on Tibetan folk songs, has its world premiere.


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