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.
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:
"Berkeley Rep scrutinized InstantEncore and the competition. We opted for IE and have no regrets. Designing our mobile site and app was affordable, collaborative, and on-time. We launched both, and we love them. We can’t wait to see what they do for the Theatre."