Musicians with the Silk Road Ensemble will visit the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for a four-day residency October 15-18 as part of the Sentry Insurance Invitation to the Arts series. Legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma will join the group Wednesday afternoon to work with area high school and university students. Tickets for this session are sold out.
Tickets are available for a session with the Silk Road Ensemble at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, held at the theater@1800 at Sentry Insurance headquarters. This interactive concert with local sixth-grade students costs $3 per person. Tickets may be purchased through the Information and Ticket Office in the Dreyfus University Center, by calling 715-346-4100 or online at tickets.uwsp.edu. Proceeds will benefit local arts programs.
Ma founded and is the artistic director of the Silk Road Ensemble, a collective of internationally renowned performers and composers from more than 20 countries who collaborate on a diverse range of musical and multimedia projects. Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble are widely recognized for their strong commitment to educational programs.
The Sentry Insurance Invitation to the Arts is sponsored by Sentry Insurance Foundation in conjunction with the College of Fine Arts & Communication at UW-Stevens Point. In its ninth year, the program provides local students, from grade school to college, opportunities to interact with outstanding professionals in the fine arts.