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Yo-Yo Ma performs at WMU with Kalamazoo Symphony

by Thom Myers

April 24, 2011 | WMU News

Photo of Yo-Yo Ma.
Yo-Yo Ma with the KSO
Thursday at Miller Auditorium
KALAMAZOO--Yo-Yo Ma, considered the greatest living cellist, will perform with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra in Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28.

Ma joins the Kalamazoo Symphony to celebrate KSO's 90th season. He is scheduled to perform Dvorak's "Waldesruhe" (Silent Woods) and Tchaikovsky's "Variations on a Rococo Theme."

One of the world's most-celebrated musicians, Ma is marking 50 years of public performances dating back to his New York debut at age 5. He has produced more than 70 albums and has won 15 Grammy Awards. He serves on the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and in 2010, President Obama named him among 15 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Music Director Raymond Harvey conducts the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. Officially founded in 1921, the KSO can trace its origins to as early as 1891. KSO Education programs reach more than 50,000 students from 190 schools each year.

Update: Yo-Yo Ma with the KSO is sold out.

Tickets for Yo-Yo Ma with the KSO range from $19 to $90 and can be purchased online through the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and Miller Auditorium, or by calling the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300.