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The Bach Project

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 brings the music to iconic locations such as the National Cathedral in Washington, DC; the Nikolaikirche in Leipzig; and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. Alongside each concert is a day of action, a series of conversations and collaborations that explore how culture can help us imagine and build a better future. #cultureconnectsus

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United States

Berkeley, CA

Greek Theatre

September 29 & 30, 2018

Exploring how culture can help build strong schools and promote creative expression.

2018-09-30

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United States

Denver, CO

Red Rocks Amphitheater

August 1 & 2, 2018

Exploring how culture can help us to protect society's most vulnerable.

2018-08-03

http://bach.yo-yoma.com/Events/denver/

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United States

Washington, DC

National Cathedral

November 29 & 30, 2018

Exploring how culture and the arts build local equity in Anacostia, DC.

2018-12-01

http://bach.yo-yoma.com/Events/district-of-columbia/

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United States

Youngstown, OH

Blossom Music Festival

August 12 & 13, 2018

Exploring how culture can contribute to the Mahoning Valley's revitalization.

2018-08-13

http://bach.yo-yoma.com/Events/ohio/

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Canada

Montreal

Montreal Bach Festival

December 7 & 8, 2018

How can culture humanize technology?

2018-12-8

http://bach.yo-yoma.com/Events/canada/

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Germany

Leipzig

Nikolaikirche

September 1 & 2, 2018

Exploring how culture can help to bring diverse communities together.

2018-09-2

http://bach.yo-yoma.com/Events/leipzig/

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Austria

Vienna

Musikverein

May 28, 2019

2019-05-29

http://bach.yo-yoma.com/Events/vienna/

United States

Lenox, MA

Tanglewood

August 11, 2019

2019-08-12

http://bach.yo-yoma.com/Events/lenox/

Australia

Sydney

Sydney Opera House

November 4, 2019

2019-11-04

http://bach.yo-yoma.com/Events/sydney/

Australia

Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne

November 8, 2019

2019-11-08

http://bach.yo-yoma.com/Events/melbourne/

New Zealand

Christchurch

Christchurch Town Hall

November 12, 2019

2019-11-13

http://bach.yo-yoma.com/Events/christchurch/

United States

San Antonio, TX

Laurie Auditorium

April 12, 2019

2019-04-12

http://bach.yo-yoma.com/Events/san-antonio/

“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 culture of us.”

Yo-Yo Ma

Six Evolutions

This journey coincides with the release of Yo-Yo Ma’s third and final recording of the suites, Six Evolutions, available now from Sony Classical.

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36 concerts. 36 Days of Action.

6 Continents


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