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Yo-Yo Ma joins musicians of Chicago Symphony Orchestra for “A Distant Mirror”

May 9, 2016


On June 12, Yo-Yo Ma joins musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and special guests for “A Distant Mirror,” a concert exploring the musical worlds and contemporary resonances of the 16th and 17th centuries, including the influence of two of the period’s celebrated literary figures: Shakespeare and Cervantes.

The 16th and 17th centuries were an unbelievably creative moment for playwrights and for musicians. There were enormous changes taking place, much like the late 20th century and today, when knowledge grows at an exponential rate. How can we interpret this? That's what A Distant Mirror is trying to discover.

Yo-Yo Ma

Ma shares the stage with cellists Ashley Bathgate, Mike Block, Loren Brown, Richard Hirschl, Katinka Kleijn, John Sharp and Jeffrey Ziegler alongside percussionists Shane Shanahan and Cynthia Yeh.

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