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The Music of Strangers

17 May 2023 20:00 - 22:00

The extraordinary story of the renowned international musical collective, The Silkroad Ensemble, created by Kathryn’s friend and long-term collaborator, the legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma, is told in this Grammy-nominated documentary.

It follows members of the Silkroad Ensemble 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, Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville and producer Caitrin Rogers focus on the personal journeys of a small group of Silkroad Ensemble mainstays — Kinan Azmeh (Syria), Kayhan Kalhor (Iran), Yo-Yo Ma (France/United States), Wu Man (China), and Cristina Pato (Spain) — to chronicle 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.

Introduced by Kathryn Stott and followed by a Q& A with members of the Silk Road Ensemble.

Part of the Sheffield Chamber Music Festival.

*26 yr olds and under: £4.50 Cine26 tickets can be booked through the Showroom box office only.


£4.50 - £10.00