Yo-Yo Ma & Silk Road Ensemble
New ImpossibilitiesSony Classical
Release Date: July 31, 2007
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1 Arabian Waltz
2 Night Of the Flying Horses
3 Galloping Horses
4 Song Of Eight Unruly Tipsy Poets
6 The Silent City
7 Ambush from Ten Sides
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New Impossibilities, a new live recording by Sony Classical featuring multiple-Grammy-Award-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Silk Road Ensemble, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya, will be released on July 31. The recording is the result of "Silk Road Chicago," the first city-wide year-long residency spearheaded by the Silk Road Project, the organization founded by Ma as a catalyst for promoting innovation and learning through cross-cultural and interdisciplinary partnerships.
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