Silver Roots

Silver Roots

 New York City, New York, USA
BandClassicalWorld

Silver Roots lives in the continuum between classical & world music. Comprising Juilliard graduates Shawn Wyckoff, Maria Millar & Michael Haas, Silver Roots performs revolutionary, customized programs that draw from a mix of classical & world music, improvisation and ground-breaking original works.

Biography

Silver Roots lives in the continuum between classical & world music. Comprising Juilliard graduates Shawn Wyckoff, Maria Millar & Michael Haas, Silver Roots performs revolutionary, customized programs that draw from a mix of classical & world music, improvisation and ground-breaking original works. Communication is the driving force, whether through masterful execution and interpretation, conversations with the audience, sharing the history behind the music or even song & dance! By utilizing every part of the performer - the fingers, the mind, the voice and the story - Silver Roots redefines the concert-going experience.

Silver Roots' performance highlights include concerts for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (NYC), The Cathedral of St. John the Divine (NYC), Embassy of Japan in Canada (Ottawa), Japan Foundation (Toronto), United Nations (NYC), Discovery Times Square Exposition (NYC), The Juilliard School (NYC) and University of Calgary. In 2010, Silver Roots embarked on a six-week tour of 10 states/provinces, presenting concerts and workshops in libraries, universities, concert halls, arts centers, even a bank! The tour connected with local communities in unique and non-traditional settings via Silver Stage, an initiative that encourages audiences to participate in concerts through storytelling, poetry writing, improvisation, roundtable discussions and musical requests. Most recently, Silver Roots was selected as 1 of 8 groups across the US to receive the 2010 Chamber Music America Residency Grant.

Set List

CONCERT PROGRAMS (SELECTIONS)

Japan Meets World

An exploration of the intersection between Japanese music and the Western World, Japan Meets World showcases classical and traditional music from both hemispheres as well as works by Maria for violin, flute, cello, voice and dance.

Maria Millar: Tsuru (for Solo Dancing Violinist with Fabric)
Toshitsugu Ogihara: Trio
Katherine Hoover: Kokopeli (for Solo Flute performed in conjunction with poem, Whip Man)
Maria Millar: Japanese Folk Tune Medley (Ureshii Hinamatsuri / Hanayome Ningyo / Toryanse)

Echoing Voices: A Musical History of America

Echoing Voices presents music from the homelands of immigrants through their stories and history of coming to America. The music of 10 regions – the Netherlands, England, Ireland, Germany, Russia, Italy, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Egypt and China – is featured alongside interactive activities for audience members of all ages. Echoing Voices’ debut run as part of Lincoln Center’s 2