Cello star Yo-Yo Ma to perform at WWI Armistice ceremonies

PARIS (AP) — Cello maestro Yo-Yo Ma will perform at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe as part of the ceremonies marking the centenary of the end of the World War I next month in Paris. Joseph Zimet, director of the First World War Centenary Mission, says Ma will headline a field of “great international artists” during the Nov. …

Yo-Yo Ma Performs at South Side’s St. Sabina Church to Raise Awareness About Gun Violence

In 2018, 6,308 Americans have died due to gun violence, and 11,841 more have been injured, according to Gun Violence Archive. In Chicago alone, 1164 people have been shot this year, including 190 deaths and 974 injuries; 38 of those shootings took place between the evening of Friday, June 8 and the morning of Monday, June 11, resulting in 9 …

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“Surprisingly, people will come up to me after [concerts] and say, ‘Oh that sounds like a banjo! That sounds like a harp! That sounds like a guitar!’”

Yo-Yo Ma, Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s “Concert for Peace” Takes a Stand against Violence at South Side’s St. Sabina Church

“Yo-Yo Ma wanted to meet with me, and I thought it was a joke,” Reverend Michael L. Pfleger said to an audience of over 1,000 people at St. Sabina Church on Sunday, June 11. St. Sabina, Chicago’s largest African American Catholic church, is located in Auburn Gresham, a South Side neighborhood that has suffered from much of the violence that …

Yo-Yo Ma, Civic Orchestra Musicians to Present Benefit “Concert for Peace” at St. Sabina Church

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association today announced a Concert for Peace to be presented Sunday, June 11, at 4:00 pm at St. Sabina Catholic Church on Chicago’s South Side. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Chicago Symphony’s Creative Consultant, will join players from the Civic Orchestra, the CSOA’s training program for emerging professional musicians, and singers from the Chicago Children’s Choir. Performers …