The incomparable Yo-Yo Ma returns to Austin for the first time in over a decade for a transcendent evening of music and words. In this one night-only performance, the world-renowned cellist performs a special selection of his favorite pieces and shares stories about a life dedicated to music.
Yo-Yo Ma’s career is testament to his faith in culture’s ability to generate trust and understanding — from the global collective Silkroad to the Bach Project and, most recently, Our Common Nature, a cultural journey to celebrate the ways that nature can reunite us in pursuit of a shared future. Yo-Yo was born to Chinese parents in Paris, where he began to study the cello with his father when he was four. Three years later, he moved with his family to the United States, where he continued his cello studies before pursuing a liberal arts education.