Yo-Yo Ma sets out to perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s six suites for solo cello in one sitting, in 36 locations around the world.
It is a journey motivated not only by his six-decade relationship with the music, but also by Bach’s ability to speak to our common humanity at a time when our civic conversation is so often focused on division.
The project will bring the music to iconic locations such as the National Cathedral in Washington, DC; the Nikolaikirche in Leipzig; and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.
“I believe that culture – the way we express ourselves and understand each other – is an essential part of building a strong society. My hope is that together we can use Bach’s music to start a bigger conversation about the #cultureofus.”