Silk Road Music Concert III at Harvard (Iran, Turkey, Armenia, India, & Japan)

Come and join us the third annual Silk Road Concert at Yenching Institute/Harvard. Featuring music from Iran, Turkey, Armenia, India and Japan by local musicians. These music styles and instruments are connected through the Silk Road over millennia. light refreshments available after the concert. This year we invited splendid musicians such as Mal Barsamian (Turkish/Armenian music), Mehmet Sanlikol (Turkish music), Warren Senders (Indian vocal), Isa Kagayama (Japanese drum) et al in addition to our more familiar faces such as  Nima Janmohammadi (Persian music), Hemed Tabkhi (Persian music), and Sumie Kaneko (Japanese music) from the previous years.

Free admission: you may just show up without Eventbrite registration. You may have to stand and watch without seats. Try to get there early to make sure you get in. A lot of people will be expected to attend.

Post concert dinner: indicate in the conversation below that you would like to join for dinner somewhere in Harvard Sq. Maybe Maharaja or Yenching Restaurant? Let Dinesh know if you would like to join.

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  • J. B.

    I learned of this too late and had already committed to volunteering at Revels at nearby Sanders theatre, but did go to 2 Divinity after the concert had ended.
    I hope next year's Silk Road concert is placed on the BCN calendar sooner (now?) AND one of next year's 16 Revels performances, too.

    December 20, 2013

  • Mariko

    Our meetup Nomads were supposed to be sitting on the two rows of seats indicated by the meetup signs. So you could interact each other during short/long breaks and after the concert for refreshment. But some could not find other meetup folks during the refreshment time. But Dinesh managed to find some folks and went to a restaurant after that. I will try the name tag things again in the future so that we will know each other that way. But some resist name tags. For the future meetups, please put up with name tags - so we can find each other.

    1 · December 18, 2013

  • Jimsicle

    Agree with Dheera. I thoroughly enjoyed the music, but was never able to figure out who was part of the group.

    1 · December 16, 2013

    • DINESH

      Great that everyone enjoyed the event :-) usually people stay longer after the event at refreshments to talk and network with each other. Sorry that organizers couldn't be there immediately after the event as there were only a few. But once again, glad this event is appreciated by all and hope to meet all during upcoming events.

      December 16, 2013

    • Barry

      Same here. Absolutely loved the concert, but couldn't find folks for dinner afterwards, so I went home.

      December 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you so much! The event was great! Do you know where can I buy their music?

    December 16, 2013

    • DINESH

      Hi Itandegui, look online with the musicians name. We have their names above in the description. The post event networking with snacks would have been a good time to talk to the musicians to get more info of their work (Just FYI for next time) :-)

      1 · December 16, 2013

  • Katsuko

    Thank you very much, Mariko-san, for organizing it. It was nice to see you in action as a part of your "day job" as well...!

    December 16, 2013

  • Dheera V

    Wasn't sure who was part of this group but it was a great concert!!

    1 · December 16, 2013

  • Naomi

    This was a wonderful event: good world music, refreshments, convenient location... A great post storm event.

    1 · December 16, 2013

  • TomG

    Incredible show.

    2 · December 15, 2013

  • Dan W

    rich and interesting potpourri of music

    2 · December 15, 2013

  • Jane

    Great concert! I really enjoyed it. Thanks for the organizers!

    2 · December 15, 2013

  • Yanina W.

    Fantastic! It's my third year going, so of course I'm a big fan. I wish it happened more than once a year!

    1 · December 15, 2013

  • Azita

    It was excellent!! Thank you Mariko!

    December 15, 2013

  • Greg

    Must regretfully cancel on short notice, sorry!

    December 15, 2013

  • Rajith

    Pls count me in for the dinner. Thx!

    December 15, 2013

  • Mariko

    Tickets have been sold out but I encourage people without tickets to come because we expect no-shows due to the storm warning. The concert will be held even in bad weather except in extremely adverse weather conditions. Meetup folks can sit together in the area with the Meetup signs. The reception volunteers will show where to sit/or stand, depending on seats availability. Dinesh will be in charge of post-concert dinner in Harvard Sq.

    December 13, 2013

    • Jane

      Hi Rebecca, can I take your ticket?

      December 14, 2013

    • Mariko

      I could occasionally cancel others' tickets but sometimes had to try several times. Maybe because I am not so familiar with Eventbrite system? The command for finding names in orders does not work well. At this stage and weather, just show up (or not show up) and see anyway. We have set up the stage and light refreshments are in the fridge. Most of the musicians (if not all) will be there. Rain will stop around 9 am but won't freeze up. Warmer cloudy day on Sunday. The road condition will improve by the afternoon.

      December 15, 2013

  • Jane

    Please count me for the dinner too. Thanks!

    December 14, 2013

  • Jane H.

    Please put me on the dinner list as well. Thanks.

    December 14, 2013

  • Barry

    Yes, please put me on the dinner list!

    December 14, 2013

  • Chris

    I have an extra ticket. I will bring it with me to the concert.

    December 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you! But where can i met you?

      December 13, 2013

    • Chris

      Itandegui; I will meet you at the concert at 2:45 PM. I am easy to spot I am 6' 4" tall. See you tomorrow.

      December 14, 2013

  • Jane

    Do we need a ticket? I just signed in and kind of confused... Where to get ticket? If already sold out, why can I RSVP? Surely I like to join the dinner.

    December 13, 2013

    • Jane

      Hi Dheera: do you mean that the tickets are free but we have to have tickets to attend this concert, right? If no ticket, will I have any luck to get in?

      December 13, 2013

    • Dheera V

      Yes, the tickets were given out free online from a registration page. But as someone else has said, maybe you should just come anyway, because with the bad weather there will probably be many people who do not come.

      December 14, 2013

  • Chris

    Are people going to go out post concert refreshments? also I have an extra ticket if anyone needs one.

    December 10, 2013

    • DINESH

      Hi Chris, we will go for dinner if people are interested to. Will decide on where to go at that point of time depending on number of people interested.

      December 13, 2013

    • Chris

      Dinesh, sounds good. See you Sunday; Christopher

      December 13, 2013

  • Chris

    Itandegui;
    The ticket is yours. I will see you Sunday.

    December 13, 2013

  • pallavi

    Would love to join the group if going to The Maharaja.

    December 12, 2013

    • DINESH

      Hi Pallavi, if anyone else is interested in going to dinner after the event, we will form a group head to some restaurant close by. May be to Maharaja or to John Harvards. We can decide at that time :-)

      December 13, 2013

  • Dheera V

    I have a ticket already. Where are people meeting?

    December 13, 2013

    • DINESH

      Dheera, you can walk directly to the auditorium. Look for Mariko or myself. I will be having a meetup sticky attached to myself :-)

      December 13, 2013

  • Katsuko

    It seems that there is no more ticket left at this point?!

    December 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need a ticket please! Does anyone have an extra ticket?,please! Thank you!

    December 12, 2013

  • Jane H.

    I got a ticket. Thanks, Mariko, for your comments and for all the work you do to organize these events. You are appreciated!

    December 12, 2013

  • Mariana

    Does anyone have an extra ticket? Please let me know!

    December 11, 2013

    • Mariana

      Great, I'll take it!

      December 12, 2013

    • Mariana

      Was able to print out a ticket this morning! Thanks!

      December 12, 2013

  • Mariko

    Jane et al, you probably got another 24 hour ticket release notice from Eventbrite. So just try. People with tickets, who showed up at least 10 min. before the concert get priority and the rest would sit on the floor or stand, if not enough seats are available. So if you do not arrive 10 min. before the concert, the seats/space may be given to those without tickets. It all depends on how many people actually show up. As I said before the early birds got several free tickets per person and I am not sure if they all show up.

    December 12, 2013

  • Jane H.

    Oh, man. Because I haven't been sitting on line tracking ticket availability for this even, I keep losing out. I was on EventBrite's waitlist, got a ticket, but didn't get back to them soon enough. So, I'm without a ticket if anyone has one, or an idea of how I can get one.

    December 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want one too please!

    December 11, 2013

  • Mariko

    Jane, now several tickets are available right now. I asked the folks to update their attending status and 8 spots opened today. Last year we did not have this problem. Some people got 3-4 free tickets - I will administer this situation better next year, I hope.

    December 10, 2013

  • Chris

    Yes Rajith. Do you want it?

    December 10, 2013

    • Rajith

      Hey Chris, I just managed to get a ticket from the website itself. .Thanks anyway. .

      December 10, 2013

  • Jane H.

    Well, once again I didn't read the meetup carefully, so I didn't see that I was supposed to reserve a ticket through EventBrite. I just emailed Rajith to see if his ticket is still available. If not, I may be begging others for one!

    December 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm not able to go so I just cancelled my ticket. Hurry up. There's one left now!

    December 10, 2013

  • Rajith

    Tix r sold out :-(

    December 10, 2013

  • Mariko

    Tickets have been sold-out as I expected. But I expect there will be enough last-moment cancellations as well so even if you do not have tickets, you may show up.

    December 10, 2013

    • Yanina W.

      Thanks! I've tried to invite a few other people to attend, so hopefully there will be space for them since it was sold out.

      December 10, 2013

  • Yanina W.

    I've been to the past two Silk Road Concerts and it's always been amazing. Looking forward of keeping the tradition and attending the third one.

    December 10, 2013

  • Mariko

    Hi Folks,
    only 12 free tickets left, please get your free tickets via Eventbrite today before they get sold out. It looks like they will be gone within10 hours. After that, you can show up with your own risk. There are only 260 seats in the Auditorium and 300 people max, There will be a certain section of the seating reserved for BCN/meetup. Hope to see you there on this coming Sunday.

    December 10, 2013

  • Julie Helen O.

    This sounds absolutely luscious. Sundays are difficult for me, however.

    December 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    :) sounds great!!

    November 24, 2013

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