1:1 Concerts

May 8 – 9, 2021, May 15 – 16, 2021

Alternate Title Silkroad One to One Concerts
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Step into a world-class concert for one. Nestled in secluded corners of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, acclaimed New York musicians—including artists from the Silkroad Ensemble—play a one-to-one performance, creating an intimate and utterly unique concert experience. Each audience member follows a unique path to a socially distant, private stage and discovers which musician will share their spirit in a ten-minute set. The safety restrictions of the pandemic open up new performance possibilities, inviting you to an intimate musical experience unlike any other, and encouraging you to give back the profound gifts of an appreciative audience: admiration, connection, and joy. In a world where we are more separated than we have ever been, this series invites audience and musician to re-connect, one person at a time. 1:1 CONCERTS GbR is an interdisciplinary team—flutist, Stephanie Winker, scenographer, Franziska Ritter and cultural mediator Christian Siegmund—that have worked together on various cultural projects for the past several years. Motivated by creative energy and a passionate playfulness, the team aims to break new ground in the design of musical experiences with ingenious site-specific works. Their projects explore the manifold relationships between music, space and people in new and different ways. Yo-Yo Ma conceived Silkroad in 1998, recognizing the historical Silk Road as a model for radical cultural collaboration – for the exchange of ideas, tradition, and innovation across borders. In an innovative experiment, he brought together musicians from the lands of the Silk Road to co-create a musical language founded in difference, thus creating the foundation of Silkroad: both a touring ensemble comprised of world-class musicians from all over the globe and a social impact organization working to make a positive impact across borders through the arts. Today, under the leadership of Artistic Director Rhiannon Giddens, Silkroad leads social impact initiatives and educational programming alongside the creation of new music by the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble.
Identifier 2021s.00508