Silkroad Ensemble – Heroes Take Their Stands

Friday, April 26, 2019
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM


General Admission

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble will perform the world premiere of a bold new project, Heroes Take Their Stands. This evening-length multimedia program tells the stories of five heroic figures from diverse cultures – from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to Elektra of Greek mythology, to Arjuna of Hindu epic poetry – capturing the drama of the moral borderland between conflicting values, and asking, “What does it mean to take a stand in a moment of moral uncertainty? What does an everyday hero look like? And how can an ordinary person make a difference?” Arts & Lectures is thrilled to be the lead commissioner on this new project with the renowned Silkroad Ensemble and its collaborating partners, including Bharatanatyam dancer/choreographer Aparna Ramaswamy (working with Colin Jacobsen) and puppeteer/filmmaker Hamid Rahmanian (working with Kayhan Kalhor).

“A roving musical laboratory without walls.” The Boston Globe

“The most happening, up-to-the-minute players in the known world and a constantly evolving repertoire of brilliant, genre-defying new music.” – Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent

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General Public: $39 - $59
UCSB Students: $16 (Current student ID required)
Includes facility fee