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Yo-Yo Ma coming to Cincinnati

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One of the world’s best cello players is coming to Cincinnati next year Yo-Yo Ma, he will be performing with the Cincinnati Symphony on May 13, 2015. He has entertained, engaged and been an inspiration for millions with his style and grace.

This special concert will be led by Music Director Louis Langree who will have the symphony performing some outstanding works that will blend well with the cello. Some selections include the following; Tchaikovsky’s Variation on Rococo Theme, as well as Andante Cantabile. Other works of music that will be performed include Schnittke’s avant-garde Moz-Art à la Haydn, Bizet’s Carman, and Ravel’s Bolero.

Yo-Yo Ma over his career has seen the transforming power of music and how it can change lives, cultures, bridge gaps, restore relationships and create a sense of community. He has been involved in couple non-profit arts and educational outreaches to achieve that goal. One program that he oversaw was the Silk Road Project it involved cross-cultural exchanges, residences, workshops for students, and performances by the Silk Road Ensemble. Another outreach was the Citizen Musician Initiative. This program encourages performers, music lovers, teachers, and institutions to create a more open and receptive exchange of ideas, culture, and diversity through the use of music. The success stories are highlighted on how people are using music to form connections and community at: www.citizenmusic.org.

Tickets prices to see Yo-Yo Ma start at $45, and can be purchased at www.cincinnatisymphony.org, in person at Music Hall Box office, or by phone at #513-381-3300. Tickets go on sale to the public on August 8, 2014. This will be a truly rewarding performance and an excellent reason to explore the music talent of the Cincinnati Symphony.

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