OPAS is thrilled to announce that world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma will perform in Rudder Auditorium at Texas A&M University. On Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at 7:30 PM, OPAS will present “An Evening with Yo-Yo Ma,” a 75-minute recital and conversation to be performed with no intermission. OPAS 2023-24 season ticket holders will be contacted soon with instructions on how to pre-order tickets beginning Tuesday, August 1 at MSC Box Office. Tickets will go on sale to the public at 10 AM on Monday, August 21.
OPAS Executive Director Anne Black states, “It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly 20 years since Yo-Yo Ma last appeared on the Rudder stage. For that recital in December of 2004, he performed with Emanuel Ax. After witnessing the incredible talent of that evening, our audiences have been asking for a return ever since.” Black continues, “Yo-Yo Ma plays few solo performances and we are honored that Texas A&M University will be one of his stops.”
Yo-Yo Ma’s multi-faceted career is a testament to his belief in culture’s power to generate trust and understanding. Whether performing new or familiar works for cello, bringing communities together to explore culture’s role in society, or engaging unexpected musical forms, Yo-Yo strives to foster connections that stimulate the imagination and reinforce our humanity.