Yo-Yo Ma will join the Rhode Island Philharmonic this June for Anniversary Concert

YoYo Ma

Even if you don’t know the difference between Bach and Beethoven, chances are you probably know who Yo-Yo Ma is. From his appearances on Sesame Street to his interviews with Steven Colbert, Mr. Ma’s presence outside the concert hall has made him a household name. In the classical music world, he’s the equivalent of a rock star. He has composed over 70 albums, 15 of which have won Grammies. He has also performed at major events throughout the world, such as the one-year anniversary of 9/11 and President Obama’s first inauguration. His cello is also said to be worth around $2.5 million, so don’t expect him to smash it over his knee once he finishes one of Bach’s fugues.

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