Musical trio Silver Roots to perform at Touhill

Trio Silver Roots will perform on Feb. 18 at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at UMSL.

The Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center will be infused with a mix of traditional and classical music from both Japan and the western world Feb. 18 as the internationally-known trio Silver Roots takes the stage. The concert, “Silver Roots: Japan Meets World” is part of the International Studies Performing Arts Series at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

Silver Roots is made up of Juilliard graduates Shawn Wyckoff, flute; Maria Kaneko Millar, violin; and Michael Haas, cello. Together, they perform a rich blend of folk and classical music from over 15 countries alongside their own inspiring compositions.

“Japan Meets World” will take listeners on a musical journey, exploring Japan’s most beloved folk songs and movie soundtracks alongside contemporary classical chamber works that infuse western classical forms with Japanese sounds and scales. Silver Roots’ revolutionary performance style combines powerhouse virtuosity and soulful lyricism on the flute, violin and cello with song, dance and an extended technique that transforms western instruments into a traditional Japanese orchestra. Music from China, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Canada colors the evening, highlighting the uniqueness of each while showcasing the universal bond shared by all.

Tickets are $18. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m. The Touhill is on UMSL’s North Campus, 1 University Blvd. in St. Louis County (63121).

The concert is sponsored by International Studies and Programs at UMSL, the E. Desmond Lee Global Ethnic Collaborative at UMSL, Ei’ichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Professorship in Japanese Studies and The Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis.

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