An Intimate Evening with Yo-Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma's multi-faceted career is a testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences, and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. Whether performing new or familiar works from the cello repertoire, coming together with colleagues for chamber music, or exploring cultures and musical forms outside the Western classical tradition, he strives to find connections that stimulate the imagination. Ma's discography of 75-plus albums (including more than 15 Grammy Award winners) reflects his wide-ranging interests. Ma – who plays two instruments, a 1733 Montagnana cello from Venice and the 1712 Davidoff Stradivarius – has made several successful recordings that defy categorization. Across this full range of releases, he remains one of the best-selling recording artists in the classical field. In fall 2009, Sony Classical released a 90-disc box set to commemorate Ma's 30 years as a Sony recording artist. With an interest in exploring music as a means of communication, Ma in 1998 established the Silk Road Project, a nonprofit arts and educational organization that takes its inspiration from the historic Silk Road trading routes as a modern metaphor for multicultural and interdisciplinary exchange. The Juilliard-trained and Harvard-educated Ma was born in 1955 to Chinese parents living in Paris. He began to study the cello with his father at age 4 and soon came with his family to New York, where he spent most of his formative years. The ASC is thrilled to present this acclaimed virtuoso to a Birmingham audience!
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Friday, December 6, 2013 · 8 PM
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