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A Preview Of The Illinois Symphony Orchestra's Musical Pictures From The Silk Road Concert

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Alastair Willis, Mike Block, Wu Tong, and Yona Stamatis in the Suggs Performing Arts Studio

UIS ethnomusicologist Yona Stamatis speaks with Maestro Alastair Willis and featured musicians Wu Tong and Mike Block about this weekend's Illinois Symphony Orchestra Concert - Musical Pictures of the Silk Road.

The concert will present Borodin’s "In the Steppes of Central Asia" and Zhao Lin’s "Duo for Sheng & Cello" featuring Chinese rock star Wu Tong on sheng and Silk Road Ensemble cellist Mike Block.  Mussorgsky’s epic "Pictures at an Exhibition" brings Alastair Willis’s tenure as Music Director of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra to a brilliant close.

Illinois Symphony Orchestra: Musical Pictures from the Silk Road

Friday, April 29, 2016. 7:30pm. Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 30, 2016. 7:30pm. Sangamon Auditorium, UIS


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