- November 18, 2010
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.
In addition to Yo-Yo, other recipients include President George H. W. Bush, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Maya Angelou, Warren Buffett, and Jasper Johns.
- September 9, 2010Yo-Yo Ma has lent his talents to the new album from Carlos Santana, "Guitar Heaven." Yo-Yo plays on the album's first single, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," also featuring India.Arie on vocals. Check out the track here.
- August 11, 2010
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.
- May 4, 2010
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.