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School of Music
Yo-Yo Ma Scholarship Benefit Gala


School of Music
Mason Hall
The State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3151


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The School of Music is excited to host cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The concert on Thursday, December 8 with the College Symphony Orchestra is sold out.

As of December 5, tickets for the master class on Wednesday, December 7 have also all been distributed.

Schedule at a glance:
5pm Cocktails and appetizers
(Premiere & Patron)

6pm Pre-concert dinner
(Premiere & Patron)

8pm Concert

Post-concert reception
(Premiere only)

The master class will consist of performances by Fredonia students, including a group performance by the cello students, a solo perfomance, and a chamber music ensemble. Yo-Yo Ma will provide comment and illustration, focusing on refining the details of the performances as well as sharing his techniques for making profound artistic connection with an audience.

Yo-Yo Ma has been a cultural beacon for decades. Young and old flock to his sold-out concerts, coming away moved, thrilled, and inspired. This unparalleled artist has performed at the Oscars, the Grammys, the Olympics, and before a live audience of over a million at the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Ma has released 75 records, holds Grammy Awards, honorary degrees and other awards, serves on President Obama's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and has won the National Medal of the Arts and the World Economic Forum's Crystal Award. He was appointed Culture Connect Ambassador by the Department of State in 2002. 

This event is partially sponsored by the Williams Visiting Scholar/Artist program. 



Program subject to change.

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