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Angel Lam holding a score and explaining a concept to bassist Jeffrey Beecher

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Composer at Work
Composer Angel Lam rehearses her composition Empty Mountain, Spirit Rain with Jeffrey Beecher at a commissioning workshop at Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts. Collaboration between composers and performers is a hallmark of the Silk Road Project's commissioning process.


Members of the Silk Road Ensemble performing at Museum Rietberg in Zurich, Switzerland

Members of the Silk Road Ensemble performing at Museum Rietberg in Zurich, Switzerland

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Performances

The Silk Road Ensemble has performed in 30 countries in more than 100 venues, ranging from concert halls to stadiums to museum galleries, including:

  • Carnegie Hall – New York
  • Hollywood Bowl – California
  • Suntory Hall – Tokyo
  • Chicago’s Millennium – Chicago
  • Royal Albert Hall – London
  • Shanghai Stadium – China
  • Hong Kong Cultural Center – Hong Kong
  • Benaroya Hall – Seattle

The Silk Road Ensemble has performed at festivals around the world, including:

  • World Expo 2005 – Nagoya, Japan
  • BBC Proms – London, England
  • Lucerne Festival – Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Tanglewood Music Festival – Lenox, MA, U.S.
  • Ravinia Festival – Highland Park, IL, U.S.

In addition to presenting new and traditional music, the Silk Road Project is also committed to exploring the visual and narrative traditions from the countries along the historic trade route and has developed several multimedia performances based on the interplay among music, visual art, film and storytelling.


“A cornucopia of musical ideas… featuring instrumental and vocal artists of almost unimaginable virtuosity.”
– THE SEATTLE TIMES

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