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  • Find out what Yo-Yo is doing to help Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago support the arts in public schools. The Chicago Tribune has the story.

  • The Chicago Tribune has a great article about Yo-Yo's visit there, saying "The world-renowned cellist and CSO creative consultant arrives Thursday for almost a week of activities with Chicago institutions as he continues working to elevate the role of culture in our everyday lives. As usual there will be performances and public appearances: He and his Silk Road Ensemble will make their first Symphony Center appearance since 2007 on Saturday night for a program that includes Dimitri Yanov-Yanovsky's "Sacred Signs," written to mark the centennial of Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring.""

    You can read the full article outlining what Yo-Yo's up to in Chicago here.

  • The Goat Rodeo Sessions has sold over 160,000 albums, debuted at #23 on the Billboard Top 200 chart (Yo-Yo Ma’s highest debut), #1 on Billboard’s Classical Crossover and Classical Overall charts, and debuted and remained at #1 for 11 weeks on the Billboard Bluegrass chart. THE GOAT RODEO DELUXE EDITION comes out on October 22, just in time for the holidays, and features an expanded version of the CD plus a DVD packed with live performances and rare glimpses inside the recording studio. The CD includes the original best-selling album with five additional songs: two studio tracks and three songs recorded live at House of Blues in Boston. The DVD features five in-studio performance videos filmed during the album’s recording sessions, along with artist interviews and extensive behind the scenes footage. The album is available to order today at Amazon.

    CD TRACKLIST

    1. ATTABOY
    2. QUARTER CHICKEN DARK
    3. HELPING HAND
    4. WHERE’S MY BOW?
    5. HERE AND HEAVEN
    6. FRANZ AND THE EAGLE
    7. LESS IS MOI
    8. HILL JUSTICE
    9. NO ONE BUT YOU
    10. 13:8
    11. GOAT RODEO

    BONUS TRACKS:
    12. PARALLAX
    13. MOSTLY SIX EIGHT
    14. GAMBA SONATA (LIVE)
    15. FIDDLE MEDLEY (LIVE)
    16. ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT (LIVE)

    DVD TRACKLIST

    1. INSIDE THE GOAT RODEO SESSIONS
    2. STRING THEORY: YO-YO TALKS WITH STUART, EDGAR AND CHRIS ABOUT THEIR INSTRUMENTS
    3. JIG IN A SNOWSTORM: TALKIN’ ABOUT “ATTABOY”
    4. ATTABOY (LIVE PERFORMANCE)
    5. STRANGE HAND TO HOLD: TALKIN’ ABOUT “HERE AND HEAVEN”
    6. HERE AND HEAVEN (LIVE PERFORMANCE)
    7. STEADY EIGHT: TALKIN’ ABOUT “HELPING HAND”
    8. HELPING HAND (LIVE PERFORMANCE)
    9. NO ONE BUT YOU (LIVE PERFORMANCE)
    10. PARALLAX (LIVE PERFORMANCE)
    11. QUARTER CHICKEN DARK (LIVE PERFORMANCE)
    12. CHECK YOUR TUNING!
    13. THE GOAT RODEO COCKTAIL

  • May is the Month of Ma at WGBH, Classical New England! Download the free Yo-Yo Ma track of the week, courtesy of Ariama, along with 20% off Yo-Yo Ma albums.

  • Sony Masterworks releases Viva Brazil, a six-song live digital EP from Yo-Yo Ma, Kathryn Stott, Sergio and Odair Assad and Joseph Gramley. Recorded live on April 30th at the Palladium Center in Carmel, Indiana, the Viva Brazil Live EP will be available as a download on all digital service providers today.

    The outstanding program spotlights cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianist Kathryn Stott plus classical guitarists Sergio and Odair Assad, all of whom played on both Soul of the Tango and Obrigado Brazil. They are joined by percussionist Joseph Gramley, who appeared on Ma’s gold-certified Songs of Joy & Peace album.

    Download the album today at iTunes.

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