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One of the great musicians of our time, Yo-Yo Ma is also a generous spirit whose boundless passion for culture has taken him far beyond his own art, into broader inquiries and initiatives at the nexus of art, civic engagement, and cross-cultural dialogue, earning him the Presidential Medal of Freedom — America’s highest civilian honor.

On May 18, I have the pleasure of sitting down with this spectacular artist and spectacular human being as we interview one another about music, literature, the life of the creative mind, and what animates us each to do what we do.

Please join us at Brooklyn’s wonderful artist-led nonprofit performance space National Sawdust for a soaring conversation.




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