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Mason Artist-in-Residence
Uplifted Voices

The GRAMMY Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble, founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, debuts their newest program Uplifted Voices at the Center, as part of their multi-year participation as a Mason Artist-in-Residence. Championing women and non-binary members of the Silkroad Ensemble alongside special guest Tuscarora/Taíno musician Pura Fé. Uplifted Voices weaves a musical tapestry connecting the sounds and rhythms of indigenous North America to the World. Drawing inspiration from the folk and ancestral music of Japan, China, Armenia, Ireland, the Hebrides, and native populations across North America, the ensemble shines a light on previously under-recognized voices from across the globe, to change our perspective of the history and migration of music. Silkroad Ensemble’s radical cultural collaboration seeks to build bridges of understanding to combat fear and build a more hopeful and inclusive world. Today, under the artistic direction of celebrated singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens, the Silkroad Ensemble leads social impact initiatives and educational programming alongside the creation of new music that celebrates the exchange of ideas, tradition, and innovation across borders. This performance is the first as part of a three-year residency with the Center for the Arts, during which they will engage the community through a variety of events, classes, and discussions.

This performance is appropriate for all ages. 

Prices: $55, $47, $33, half-price for youth through Grade 12

Performance Program
The program for this performance will be available the week of the event. View or download digital program.

Before the Performance
A pre-performance discussion will take place in Monson Grand Tier, which is located on the third level of the Center for the Arts Lobby, 45 minutes prior to curtain.

Free Tickets for Mason Students
A limited quantity of free student tickets will be available for each event. Learn more.

This performance is sponsored by The Mather.