Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble perform Empire State of Mind at the American Museum of Natural History as part of the Silk Road Connect Project.
"Yo-Yo Ma founded the Silk Road Project in 1998 to promote innovation and learning through the arts. Taking inspiration from the cultural traditions of the historical Silk Road, which connected Asia to the Mediterranean, the Project is home to the Silk Road Ensemble, a collective of internationally acclaimed performers from more than 20 countries."
This is truly a sight to see, close to 500 kid’s faces light up to a classical rendition of an Alicia Keys hook.
Ma and his ensemble will open up this year’s Central Park Summerstage concert series on June 7 at 6:30 PM with Night at the Caravanserai: Tales of Wonder, which will feature live music, dance, art, and story telling. I know I will definitely be in attendance that night so come join and enjoy what promises to be an amazing show.