Yo-Yo Ma, one of the world’s most celebrated musicians, and members from the Silk Road Ensemble will give a free talk on the intersection of arts and public life. The discussion will be moderated by Emil Kang, Carolina Performing Arts’ Executive and Artistic Director, following opening remarks from Dr. Karen M. Gil, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Yo-Yo Ma’s multi-faceted career is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences. As an appointed United Nations Messenger of Peace, Ma has organized teaching and mentoring programs, inspiring students across the world to love and honor music. His collaborations go well beyond the traditional boundaries of classical music; most notably with his Silk Road Project, which celebrates the universality of music itself. While admission to the event is free, tickets will be required and can be reserved at carolinaperformingarts.org.
Please note that Yo-Yo Ma is not scheduled to perform at this event.