MUSIC ART LIFE
Bach, Unlocking Meaning, and Finding Purpose
with Yo-Yo Ma and special guests
"I believe, truly, that if you look deeply enough into anything, you find the world. Join us as we explore how culture can help us seek truth, build trust, and act in service of one another."
– Yo-Yo Ma
BEGINS MAY 1, 2023
FOR CURIOUS HUMANS EVERYWHERE:
Add your voice to an essential series of conversations inspired by Yo-Yo Ma and his life-long relationship with the music of J.S. Bach, the ultimate “artist-scientist." Jump into a collaborative circle of fellow explorers and dreamers and discover the space of possibility at the intersection of music, art, and life. Join us in this magical sandbox.Register Now
This interactive, virtual program
Big thinkers and students of culture
Problem solvers and innovators
Artists, dreamers, and changemakers
Lovers of music, art, and J.S. Bach
"Bach’s six cello suites have been my constant musical companions.
For almost six decades, they have given me sustenance, comfort, and joy during times of stress, celebration, and loss. What power does this music possess that even today, after three hundred years, they continue to help us navigate our search for meaning and purpose?" – Yo-Yo MaRegister Now
Featuring special guests:
8 weeks of rich programming
including 4 livestream sessions with Yo-Yo Ma, conversations with special guests such as Krista Tippett, Baratunde Thurston, and Adam Grant, and weekly live community discussions.
Weekly releases of video episodes featuring Yo-Yo Ma
four rising young cellists, and an audience of co-creators on a collaborative journey through Bach’s six solo suites for cello.
Bonus content, including behind-the-scenes footage
additional interviews and performances by the cellists, and a rarely seen, archival recording of Yo-Yo Ma performing Bach’s six solo suites for cello.
Access to a private community for connection and collaboration with fellow explorers
with dedicated spaces for discussion, week-by-week engagement around the program materials – and special visits from Yo-Yo!
New Episodes Weekly
With themes imagined by Yo-Yo to complement each suite
Monday, May 1 - Introduction to Music Art Life
Monday, May 8 - Suite 1: Nature at Play
Monday, May 15 - Suite 2: Journey to Light
Monday, May 22 - Suite 3: Joy and Celebration
Monday, May 29 - Suite 4: Building
Monday, June 5 - Suite 5: Struggle for Hope
Monday, June 12 - Suite 6: Epiphany
Join Yo-Yo Live in Conversation
with special guests in real-time when you register as a Collaborator
Thursday, May 4 at 7pm ET- Welcome Session with Yo-Yo Ma and Music Art Life Members
Monday, May 15 at 7pm ET - Yo-Yo Ma in Conversation with Adam Grant
Thursday, June 1 at 5pm ET - Yo-Yo Ma in Conversation with Jacob Collier
Thursday, June 15 at 7pm ET - Yo-Yo Ma in Conversation with Baratunde Thurston
Thursday, June 22 at 7pm ET - Yo-Yo Ma in Conversation with Krista Tippett
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Pick the access level that is best for you.
This is a musical Sandbox; we're going to play together and build something together.
– Yo-Yo Ma
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