Yo-Yo speaks at the Kennedy Center about arts in society called "Art for Life's Sake." Enjoy.
For those of you who can’t make it to Washington, D.C. on April 8-9,2013 for Arts Advocacy Day events, you can still participate in the event virtually on both days:
Congratulations to The Goat Rodeo Sessions, which won a Grammy yesterday for Best Folk Album!
Classical Music Legend Claims Contemporary Music Prize
Yo-Yo Ma awarded $100,000 Vilcek Prize for career achievements
Songwriter James “JHart” Abrahart, hip-hop artist Blitz the Ambassador, and pianist Tigran win $35,000 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise
New York, NY – February 5, 2013 – The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to announce Yo-Yo
Yo-Yo recently sat down for an interview with WBUR's Here and Now. Listen here.
Congratulations to The Goat Rodeo Sessions for Grammy nominations for Best Folk Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical!
Patients at Washington D.C.'s Walter Reed National Military Medical Center were visited today by Yo-Yo Ma and Arthur Bloom, two musicians with a commmon goal of making a difference in the lives of others through music. Click here to watch Yo-Yo perform.
Find out what Yo-Yo is doing to help Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago support the arts in public schools. The Chicago Tribune has the story.
The Chicago Tribune has a great article about Yo-Yo's visit there, saying "The world-renowned cellist and CSO creative consultant arrives Thursday for almost a week of activities with Chicago institutions as he continues working to elevate the role of culture in our everyday lives. As usual there will be performances and public appearances: He and his Silk Road Ensemble will make their first Symphony Center appearance since 2007 on Saturday night for a program that includes Dimitri Yanov-Yanovsky's "Sacred Signs," written to mark the centennial of Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring.""
The Goat Rodeo Sessions has sold over 160,000 albums, debuted at #23 on the Billboard Top 200 chart (Yo-Yo Ma’s highest debut), #1 on Billboard’s Classical Crossover and Classical Overall charts, and debuted and remained at #1 for 11 weeks on the Billboard Bluegrass chart. THE GOAT RODEO DELUXE EDITION comes out on October 22, just in time for the holidays, and features an expanded version of the CD plus a DVD packed with live performances and rare glimpses inside the recording studio.
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