Yo-Yo Ma, 2002 Creativity Laureate, visits Chicago to elevate role of culture

December 03, 2012

World-renowned cellist and Chicago Symphony Orchestra creative consultant Yo Yo Ma recently visited  Chicago where he engaged in a week of activities with Chicago intitiutions designed to elevate the role of culture in everyday lives .  There was a mix of performances and public appearances, including a first time appearance since 2007 by Ma and his Silk Road Project at the Symphony Center, a meeting with Mayor Emanuel and Renee Fleming  to lend support for a New Arts Education Plan in Chicago Public Schools and a town hall meeting with young Chicago Civic Orchestra musicians to boost their involvement in the broader cultural world.  The Chicago Tribune has the full storyon Ma’s efforts.