Classical music is stuffy and elitist…


Not when cellist Yo-Yo Ma is involved.

The performances during the SiriusXM Town Hall for Symphony Hall (Ch. 76) with Yo-Yo Ma were fun, beautiful and uplifting – always the antidote for stuffy.

Like when he fluffed up Moderator-Pianist Emanuel Ax’s hair with his bow in the middle of Schubert’s Ave Maria…


…or this moment during a performance of Cut the Rug by David Bruce…

Yo-Yo Ma Cut the Rug 2 (2)

…then this happened…

Yo-Yo Ma Cut the Rug 3

Need more anecdotal and “antidotal” evidence?


…or his true confession about getting nervous before a performance… or how he addressed the need for ART to be present during these turbulent times in which we live.

Yo-Yo Ma is a serious man and musician – seriously musical, seriously funny, seriously inspiring and seriously human.

It’s that last ingredient that guides and directs the entire ship, and thankfully, Yo-Yo Ma is one of many redefining classical music simply by being an authentic human being.

SiriusXM’s exclusive Town Hall with Yo-Yo Ma airs Friday, Oct. 2 at 4 and 7 pm ET; Saturday, Oct. 3 at 3 and 6 pm ET; Sunday Oct. 4 at 12 pm ET; Monday, Oct. 5 at 7 pm ET.

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