- September 24, 2009
On Friday September 25, Yo-Yo Ma will perform for First Lady Michelle Obama and her counterparts from around the world as part of the G-20 Summit Meeting events in Pittsburgh.
In a program continuing Mrs. Obama's agenda to expose our nation’s students to leading masters in their fields, Yo-Yo Ma, Sara Bareilles and Trisha Yearwood will perform along with student musicians and dancers from the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School (CAPA). As part of the program, Yo-Yo Ma will perform a duet with marimba player Jason Yoder, a CAPA student who is also the principal percussionist with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony.
- September 2, 2009The exclusive, limited pre-sale for Yo-Yo Ma: 30 Years Outside The Box is now open to his fans. Pre-Order Yo-Yo Ma: 30 Years Outside The Box Now Available to only the first 200 orders worldwide: a personalized note from Yo-Yo, a signed never-before-released photo of Yo-Yo Ma, and a guaranteed low numbered box set, set aside exclusively for this special offer. To access this special offer visit http://YoYoMa.Skyroo.com.
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- July 28, 2009
Sony Music and Yo-Yo Ma are proud to announce Yo-Yo Ma: 30 Years Outside the Box. This milestone release celebrates and commemorates Yo-Yo Ma's 30 year recording career with Sony Music. Created with the full participation of Yo-Yo Ma, 30 Years Outside the Box, is the definitive collection of this iconic artist in a presentation as beautiful and timeless as the music itself.
The box set contains every original album Yo-Yo Ma has recorded including 2 discs of rare and never before released material, a 312-page hard bound book with complete liners notes all housed in an elegant velvet-lined, numbered box. 30 Years Outside the Box is a beautiful keepsake for every fan.
As a special thanks to you, his truly amazing fans, Sony will be making available an exclusive and very limited opportunity to pre-order this limited set and receive a personalized letter from Yo-Yo Ma himself! To participate in this exclusive offer, make sure to sign up for Yo-Yo Ma's official newsletter to receive the latest details and an exclusive code for a chance to be one of the first in line to pre-order.
- July 15, 2009
On Wednesday, July 15th, Performance Today will broadcast Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble’s performance of the Persian piece “Ascending Bird” from their concert at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis on March 17th, 2009.
American Public Media's Performance Today is broadcast on 245 public radio stations across the country. Broadcast times and stations of Performance Today can be found on performancetoday.org. You may also visit publicradiofan.com, an independent website that can point the way to on-line listening. This Wednesday’s show will be available on their website for seven days.
- July 10, 2009
Yo-Yo Ma will be celebrating a milestone achievement this coming holiday season, commemorating his 30 year career with Sony Music . As a special thank you we will be releasing the announcement to his fans first.
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- July 2, 2009
Researchers and scientists from a variety of fields are using groundbreaking techniques that reveal startling new connections between music and the human mind, the body and the universe. Yo-Yo Ma is appearing in a new PBS special called The Music Instinct Science and Song along with an array of musicians from Rock and Rap to Jazz and Classical to put music under the microscope.
In this PBS special Yo-Yo Ma and Bobby McFerrin describe the way musical intervals are used or combined to create melody and harmony. McFerrin, together with the “World Singers,” sing a cappella to demonstrate that basic elements of music; pitch, tempo, rhythm and melody create specific reactions in our brains. Yo-Yo Ma plays two notes and then five more notes and then plays different combinations that demonstrate the way musical intervals are combined to create a melody or harmony.
You can watch a clip of Yo-Yo performing the Bach Cello Suites here.
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