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Silkroad Ensemble celebrates diversity in Auckland / RADIO 13

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It was a very fine musical fusion from Silkroad Ensemble at the Auckland Town Hall as part of the Auckland Arts Festival 2019 last Thursday night. Conceived by the cellist Yo-Yo Ma almost twenty years ago to be a musical expression of working together in the face of globalisation, the Ensemble literally embodies diversity. In addition to performing, the group also mentor and train musicians and teachers in musical collaboration.

The Town Hall was packed to the rafters, and there was a real buzz in the crowd as if the audience knew they were in for a good night. Their reputation must have preceded them, for Silkroad Ensemble have not visited these Shores before. And a warm cheer greeted them as they took their places.