Trading Roots

Music, Classical and opera

BBC Concert Orchestra, Grand Union Orchestra and BBC CO Fusion Group make a timeless journey across shifting sands and turbulent seas, exploring a tapestry of sounds drawn from China to Africa tracing the path of traders and travellers along the ancient Silk Road. Tony Haynes' new work 'The Golden Road, The Unforgiving Sea', commissioned by BBC Radio 3, ties the evening together. Mapping centuries of trade from ancient to modern times it follows the wonder faced by the first traders, ending in the shrunken, globalised world we live in today.