Yo-Yo Ma joined clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, violinists Jehad Jazbeh and Sousan Eskandar, and violist Volker Sprenger for an evening of music and discussion at the American Academy in Berlin on March 23, 2016. “When Strangers Become Friends” elicited conversations about how artists collaborate and create across cultures.

You can listen to Ma’s performance of Ahmed Adnan Saygun’s Partita for solo cello, as well as “A Sad Morning, Every Morning” from Kinan Azmeh and visual artist Kevork Mourad’s work Home Within, performed by the clarinetist and composer.