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From the director of the Oscar®-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically acclaimed Best of Enemies, the new film THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO-YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE  tells the extraordinary story of the renowned international musical collective created by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The feature-length documentary follows this group of diverse instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they explore the power of music to preserve tradition, shape cultural evolution and inspire hope.

  • Free popcorn courtesy of Kiel James Patrick
  • On-site food vendors: Boru Noodle Bar, Acacia Cafe Food Truck, Lemons Aid & Tricycle Ice Cream
  • BYO picnic, blankets & chairs
  • Bike racks on-site provided by Bike Newport
  • Rain venue: St. John’s the Evangelist Church, 61 Poplar Street, Newport

Free Event – Suggested $5 Donation 

7:00pm: Venue & food vendors open
7:30pm: Pre-film live music featuring Trio Forte
8:40pm: Film, followed by conversation with Executive Producer, Laura Freid
Run time: 96 minutes
Director: Morgan Neville
The Music of Strangers
This is a past event

Musically delightful! The spirit of creativity is infectious.


Explosion of creativity and musical ingenuity.”

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