Yo-Yo Ma To Perform At Bermuda Festival

September 19, 2014

Ma6(c)ToddRosenbergThe Bermuda Festival has confirmed that celebrated cellist and 15-time Grammy award winner Yo-Yo Ma [pictured] has accepted an invitation to perform at the 40th Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts.

“This is quite a coup for the Festival as Mr. Ma is perhaps the greatest living cellist, and is in huge demand around the world,” remarked Ian Davidson, Festival Chairman.

“It is a real honour and a testament to both Bermuda and the Festival itself, that he has accepted our invitation.”.

Mr. Davidson continued: “Yo-Yo Ma is highly regarded not only for his formidable talent but for his desire to share the joy of his music-making with the world.

“His Silk Road Ensemble connects the world’s neighbourhoods, breaks boundaries of ethnicity and era, and mixes the modern and the traditional, for the delight of all.

“Mr. Ma is also widely recognised for his strong commitment to educational programmes that bring the world into the classroom and the classroom into the world.

“It is these goals, combined with his desire for artistic growth and his constant search for new ways to communicate with audiences and stimulate the imagination, which complement so perfectly the work of the Festival’s Founder Lord Menuhin.”

Karen Pollard, the Artistic Director for the Festival said, “As this is our Ruby Anniversary, we wanted to honour the Festival’s three founders, Lord Menuhin, former Governor Sir Edwin Leather and Mr. John Ellison.

“Mr. Ma was our number one choice of musician to perform the recital which will commemorate our Founders, and we are overjoyed he has accepted the invitation.”

Ms. Pollard continued, “His recital will be on February 1, 2015 at 5.00pm at Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall, when he will perform the Bach Cello Suites Nos. 1, 3 and 5, his recording of which won him a Grammy Award.

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Ms. Pollard added, “This is a very rare opportunity to hear Mr. Ma’s interpretation of this famous work at close hand in an intimate setting. With little more than 350 seats available, we would recommend booking as soon as tickets are on sale which will be Tuesday November 25th at 10.00am.”

Tickets will be available on bermudafestival.org and bdatix.bm . The dates for the 40th Anniversary Bermuda Festival are January 23rd, 2015 through to March 8th, 2015 and the full 2015 Bermuda Festival line-up will be announced shortly.

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  1. Yo YO MAMA says:


  2. This is an incredible opportunity!

    I will definitely be going to this!

  3. haha says:

    Str8 gangsta!

  4. swing voter says:

    Is Bobby McFerrin still around?

  5. Carla says:

    OMG! What a coup! Congratulations Bermuda Festival!

  6. Wow says:

    Too bad the venue is so small, that event will fill up in minutes.

  7. Unbelievable says:

    And we all know the best tickets are going to the sponsors.

  8. the 1% says:

    AMAZING! Good work landing that Bermuda! I bet it costs $150+ for a ticket though being YO YO MA is there….