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.
May is the Month of Ma at WGBH, Classical New England! Download the free Yo-Yo Ma track of the week, courtesy of Ariama, along with 20% off Yo-Yo Ma albums.
Sony Masterworks releases Viva Brazil, a six-song live digital EP from Yo-Yo Ma, Kathryn Stott, Sergio and Odair Assad and Joseph Gramley. Recorded live on April 30th at the Palladium Center in Carmel, Indiana, the Viva Brazil Live EP will be available as a download on all digital service providers today.
The Laureates of the Polar Music Prize 2012 are:
YO-YO MA & PAUL SIMON
Yo-Yo Ma Citation:
The Polar Music Prize 2012 is awarded to Yo-Yo Ma, the leading cellist of our time. Yo-Yo Ma has dedicated his virtuosity and his heart to journeys of musical exploration and discovery around the world. With a cello and curiosity in his wake, Yo-Yo Ma has in travelling routes like the Silk Road, united people from every continent. Yo-Yo Ma is living proof that music is communication, passion and the ability to share experience.
Paul Simon Citation:
WBUR in Boston talks with Yo-Yo Ma and he performs in the studio. Click to watch.
At iTunes now! The Goat Rodeo Sessions Live From The House of Blues, featuring brand new live tracks.
Missed The Goat Rodeo Live? The Live EP is now available at iTunes, featuring 5 live tracks from the show. The exclusive EP includes brand new tracks "Gamba Sonata Number 1 Movement 4," "Fiddle Medley," and "All Through The Night."
Read this fantastic interview with Yo-Yo at MSN Music, as he talks about tonight's cinecast and what he's planning to do in the future.
Yo-Yo's favorite place to go? The Berkshires in western Massachusetts. Find out at VanityFair.com what makes this place so special for him.
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