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Classical music great Yo-Yo Ma to perform Dec. 3 at McCain Auditorium

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014



MANHATTAN — One of classical music's most celebrated artists, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, is coming to Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in McCain Auditorium.

Ma's multifaceted career reflects his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. He strives to find new musical connections whether he is performing new or familiar works from the cello repertoire, coming together with colleagues for chamber music, or exploring cultures and musical forms outside the Western classical tradition.

Ma has received numerous awards, including the Avery Fisher Prize in 1978, the Glenn Gould Prize in 1999, the National Medal of the Arts in 2001 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2010. In 2011, Ma was recognized as a Kennedy Center honoree. He has performed for eight American presidents, most recently at President Barack Obama's first inauguration ceremony.

Tickets for Ma's performance start at $37.50, plus applicable taxes and fees, and are available now at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.


Todd Holmberg


McCain Performance Series

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Darrah Tinkler

At a glance

Tickets are on sale now for the McCain Performance Series presentation of cellist Yo-Yo Ma at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.