Silkroad’s new face: Grammy-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens

Grammy-winning folk singer and instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens takes the baton from renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who founded the group two decades ago.

A Musical Memorial and Tribute: Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach’s Solo Cello Suites Live

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma will perform J.S. Bach’s six cello suites live as a memorial for those we have lost in the pandemic and a tribute to the resilience of our communities.

WFMT and CSO Partner for New Broadcast and Streaming Series Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Today, WFMT and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra announce the launch of an exciting new broadcast and streaming series: From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice—For All Music Lovers in These Difficult Times. Created in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the program seeks to create a connection around classical music and the CSO while live performances have been suspended. The six-broadcast series …

What it’s like to perform with Yo-Yo Ma… on a flute made from a gun

This is no normal flute. Civic Orchestra’s Alexandria Hoffman explains how the gunbarrel flute was made, and how she came to play it with Yo-Yo Ma.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Performs Bach’s Cello Suites in Free Concert for Chicago

Even though the evening of Thursday, June 20 felt more like autumn than summer, the cool weather did not deter thousands from attending cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s performance of Bach’s six cello suites at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The free concert, presented by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association in partnership with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and …