PREVIEW: Yo-Yo Ma: Culture, Understanding, and Survival

Yo-Yo Ma is one of the most famous classical musicians of all time and is probably the most famous cellist. He is internationally renowned and has won 18 grammys. You’ve definitely heard his name before, but now you can also hear him speak! He is coming to give a talk at Michigan about his career and belief in the power of culture to generate trust and understanding.  Using examples from his life he will talk about the role of culture in shaping our future.

I know talks can be boring, and it’s a little deterring that there is a price tag to this event with no reception following, but seeing Yo-Yo Ma is a once in a lifetime opportunity. This guy was awarded the National Medal of Arts and was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. I am also secretly hoping that he will also have a cello on him, and play some music for everyone to hear.

Ronald McTrump

I am a senior studying business and I have lots of travelling experience in Asia. I am very pessimistic and opinionated about life, but art brings me happiness and I hope my pessimism isn't apparent in my reviews, for the sake of the artists!

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