Season 34, Episode 3 The Silk Road Ensemble With Yo-Yo Ma
First Aired: June 9, 2009
Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble perform music from around the world in New York City's Damrosch Park. Selections include the Chinese traditional tunes "White Snow in the Sunny Spring" and "Yanzi" ("Swallow Song"); Rabih Abou-Khalil's "Arabian Waltz"; tabla virtuoso Sandeep Das' "Shristi"; the traditional "Kor Arab"; Uzeyir Hajibeyov's "Shikasta" ("Minstrel's Song"); Kayhan Kalhor's "Blue as the Turquoise Night of Neyshabur"; and Osvaldo Golijov's "Wa Habibi" and "Tancas Serradas a Muro."
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- Premiered: January 30, 1976
- Rating: TV-G
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- Premise: Classical selections, dance, opera, jazz and other music from New York's Lincoln Center. Winner of numerous Emmys and two Peabody Awards, it's one of TV's most durable cultural showcases. In 1976, the year of its debut, it featured the first live telecasts… (more)