Grammy Award–Winning Silkroad Soloists and Boston Conservatory Orchestra to Perform at Symphony Hall

October 22, 2018 Tori Donahue

Boston Conservatory Orchestra will be joined by soloists from the Grammy Award–winning Silkroad Ensemble for a dynamic concert at Symphony Hall on Friday, November 16 at 8:00 p.m. The performance is part of Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s 2018–2019 Center Stage curated performance collection.

Conducted by Bruce Hangen, the program will feature poetry-inspired orchestral works by Tan Dun, Dinuk Wijeratne, and Gabriela Lena Frank, among others. Silkroad soloists Sandeep Das (tabla), Maeve Gilchrist, (Celtic harp), and Kaoru Watanabe (Japanese shinobue flutes/taiko drums) will join the orchestra, consisting of Boston Conservatory at Berklee students, for the performance of contemporary classical works.

“It is an honor to bring Silkroad artists Sandeep Das, Maeve Gilchrist, and Kaoru Watanabe to Boston Conservatory at Berklee for this exciting concert,” said Michael Shinn, dean of music for Boston Conservatory at Berklee. “This marks the start of a longer-term collaboration between the Conservatory and Silkroad that will reimagine conservatory music training, both in concert and in the classroom. With this special collaboration, Conservatory students will now have the chance to perform a radically innovative program alongside these cutting-edge performers in one of Boston’s most iconic locations for music, Symphony Hall.”

“In the way Silkroad has created a new musical idiom over the course of its 18-year history, we are eager to chart a new approach to conservatory training,” said Eduardo A. Braniff, executive director of Silkroad. “In Boston Conservatory at Berklee, we could not have a better partner to do so. We are thrilled to take this first step in our exploration of curiosity, deep listening, and collaboration as values essential to the 21st-century musician.”

This performance is made possible in part by the generous support of Alex Rigopulos and Sachi Sato, B.M. '02 (Berklee College of Music). Tickets for Boston Conservatory Orchestra with Silkroad Artists are available online at or by calling the Symphony Hall Box Office at 888-266-1200. All tickets are $15.

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