Freer|Sackler Concert SeriesAuthor: Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
23 Sep 2018

Freer|Sackler Concert Series

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A collection of music from Asia

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    Silkroad Ensemble: Musical Postcards from the Freer|Sackler

    The Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble gives the world premiere of a major new composition that Silkroad musicians, inspired by works of art on view in the galleries, wrote for the Freer|Sackler. Performing in this debut are Sandeep Das on tabla (Indian drums), Kojiro Umezaki on shakuhachi (Japanese flute), Shaw Pong Liu on violin and erhu ...

  • Posted on 11 Sep 2018

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    Buddhist Music from Zhihua Temple

    Hear Buddhist music from seventeenth-century China as the Zhihua Buddhist Temple Ensemble performs on traditional ritual instruments. This six-person group features two members of the twenty-seventh generation of Zhihua musicians, a long-time artist with the Shanghai Peking Opera House Orchestra, and a former member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silkroad Ensemble.

  • Posted on 02 May 2018

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    Baila Music from Sri Lanka: The Gypsies

    Get ready to move to the infectious rhythms of baila, a unique form of dance music from Sri Lanka that originated among Portuguese fishermen and African slaves in the colonial period. Modern baila is now popular in Sri Lankan communities around the world, played at parties, weddings, and dance clubs. This concert was recorded on ...

  • Posted on 10 Oct 2017

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    Persian Music: Classical and New (Part Two)

    Sahba Motallebi performs classical and original music for Iranian lutes as part of the Freer|Sackler’s Persian New Year celebration. She is one of the few women worldwide who plays these instruments in major concert halls. Motallebi specializes in Persian classical music, a tradition of virtuoso improvisation based on melodic modes chosen to reflect the mood ...

  • Posted on 05 Mar 2017

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    Persian Music: Classical and New (Part One)

    Sahba Motallebi performs classical and original music for Iranian lutes as part of the Freer|Sackler’s Persian New Year celebration. She is one of the few women worldwide who plays these instruments in major concert halls. Motallebi specializes in Persian classical music, a tradition of virtuoso improvisation based on melodic modes chosen to reflect the mood ...

  • Posted on 05 Mar 2017

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