Yo Yo Ma
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Listen to an hour of world music on this New Sounds. Hear a Malagasy Greek American version of a song from the Bahamas by Joseph Spence, in a collaboration by Rossy, Paul & Pana. Also, listen to Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, in a 4-part work by David Bruce which feel like dance step instructions. Then, there’s New York-based Annabouboula doing Greek blues songs, along with the Greek singer Savina Yannatou, in music from the island of Sardinia. And more.
Monday, November 04, 2013
The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma has released a new collection of commissioned works by John Zorn, Vijay Iyer, Collin Jacobsen and others. Stream it all this week.
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Hear new music based on baroque forms like passacaglias, bourrees and courantes on this New Sounds. Hear a passacaglia from Caroline Shaw, the Pulitzer Prize-winning NYC-based composer from her “Partita for 8 Voices,” a suite of many dance forms. This winning work was written for the vocal group Roomful of Teeth, who are themselves something like a world music rock concert high wire act. There’s also a toccata for Indonesian gamelan, along with contemporary takes on the 400 year old Italian dance form - the passacaglia- from Danish lute player Rolf Lislevand, and more.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
By Brian Wise
Yo-Yo Ma arrived in Boston Thursday morning to perform in a memorial service for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum joined cellist Yo-Yo Ma on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to urge lawmakers to increase funding for the arts in a year of deep federal budget cuts.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Yo-Yo Ma recently joined the New Jersey Symphony in Elgar's Cello Concerto. Listen to the full program on-demand.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
For this New Sounds, listen to some small ensemble works revolving around the sounds of Persian and Arabic instruments and melodies. We'll hear "Silent City" from Kayhan Kalhor with Brooklyn Rider, along with some music from Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble. Plus, listen to the Kronos Quarte recording, "Floodplain", and more.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
Korean violinist Hanh-Bin is in good company. Like Philippe Quint and Gidon Kremer who forgot their violins, or Yo-Yo Ma and Lynn Harrell who forgot their cellos in New York taxis, Hahn-Bin left his 18th century, $600,000 violin in a taxi yesterday.
On a ride from Lincoln Center to Chinatown, ...
Friday, January 16, 2009
To mark the Inauguration we asked poets, actors, and musicians to leave voicemails for the new president. Artists who turned Obama into an icon during the campaign, find themselves in a quandary. And Kurt has an exit interview with departing NEA chairman Dana Gioia. Plus, all of New York City fits into a single room in Queens.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Studio 360 gets physical and Boston’s got class. A college professor transforms the way he taught physics after attending ballet class. World-class cellist Yo-Yo Ma gives Kurt a lesson in world music. The subtleties of class in South Boston surface on the silver screen, again, in Gone Baby Gone. And Muslim teenagers turn into superheroes in the new comic book The 99.
Saturday, November 11, 2000
Host Kurt Andersen and special guest New Yorker critic Adam Gopnik discuss why artists, musicians and people from all walks of life choose to recreate artifacts from the past - on canvas, in the concert hall and on the battlefield. Cellist Yo Yo Ma talks about baroque music on original ...