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'The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble' is 'a joyous revelation' - The Wall Street Journal


‘The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble’ Review: Grace Notes From All Over

The Wall Street Journal - June 9, 2016

By Joe Morgenstern

Yo-Yo Ma is very funny at the start of “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.” He walks into a room, instrument in hand, sits down on a sofa and says to the camera, “This is my cello. Have you ever seen one before?” Well, its curvy body does look familiar, and we’ve definitely seen the man who plays it, bright spirit that he is; we may even have heard the ensemble’s recordings. Still, Morgan Neville’s documentary is a joyous revelation, a group portrait of superb musicians from all over the world offering music as an emblem of what people can do in these fractious times when they live in concert with one another. Read more.

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