Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project, currently housed at RISD, is moving to Harvard University.
The Silk Road project was founded in 1998 to promote artistic collaboration between artists located along the historic Silk Road. Through the relationship with RISD, the Silk Road Project has offered public performances, hosted annual residencies and even collaborated with Providence’s FirstWorks partnership to bring Ma’s musical talent to local high schools.
It seems unclear (to me, at least) what relationship, if any, Ma’s Silk Road Project will maintain with RISD after the move. If we’ve lost Ma to Harvard for good then it seems like we’ve suffered quite a loss indeed.