This week, President Barack Obama named fifteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, including Yo-Yo Ma. The Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. The awards will be presented at a White House ceremony early next year.
Click here to watch the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma on "Talk Philly". The song they performed, "Ethiopian Song", has never been recorded.
Yo-Yo Ma performing at the Obama Inauguration with Itzhak Perlman, Gabriela Montero and Anthony McGill in January 2009. More info available at http://bit.ly/yoyomaboxset
Tune in to PBS on Wednesday, May 5 at 9:00 p.m. EST for a special Live From Lincoln Center telecast, “Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma, and Itzhak Perlman at the Penthouse.” Hosted by Alan Alda, this intimate concert from Lincoln Center’s Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse features three long-time friends and renowned musicians performing Mendelssohn’s beloved Piano Trios, along with other favorite collaborations. Visit PBS.org for local listings.
Yo-Yo Ma kidding around on The Colbert Report in New York City in October 2008. Yo-Yo Ma Box Set info available at http://bit.ly/yoyomaboxset
Yo-Yo Ma with Dave Brubeck during the Songs of Joy & Peace recording sessions in June 2008. Box Set info available at http://bit.ly/yoyomaboxset
Yo-Yo Ma during the Songs of Joy & Peace photo session in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 2008. More info available at http://bit.ly/yoyomaboxset
Yo-Yo Ma talks backstage with composer-conductor John Williams in Chicago in 2008. Yo-Yo Ma Box Set info available at http://bit.ly/yoyomaboxset
Yo-Yo Ma bows with composer-conductor John Williams after the 2008 premiere of the Suite from Memoirs of a Geisha for Cello and Orchestra in Chicago. Box Set info available at http://bit.ly/yoyomaboxset
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