The University of Iowa
Yo-Yo Ma
Jason Bell

Yo-Yo Ma

Presented by
Adult: $100 | $85 | $65
College Student: $90 | $76 | $50
Youth: $90 | $76 | $50

This performance is a Group II event - not eligible for any discounts, but counts toward your total number of events.  More info about discounts.

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 7:00 pm

Yo-Yo Ma believes musicians are seekers of truth “in a way that gives meaning and sustenance to individuals and communities. That’s art for life’s sake.” Ma, who must be counted among the most respected and adored musicians of the last 50 years, will enchant a Hancher audience for the first time since 2000, performing solo cello pieces.


Mark O'Connor | Appalachia Waltz

J.S. Bach | Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007

Ahmed Adnan Saygun | Allegretto, from Partita for Cello Solo, Op. 31

J.S. Bach | Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011


George Crumb | Sonata for Solo Cello

J.S. Bach | Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009

Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsors:
John and Kim Callaghan
Charles Richard and Barbara S. Clark
Andy and Karrie Craig
Edwin and Mary Stone

Running time: Approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes


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Daily Iowan - Friday, March 3, 2017
There are not many classical musicians whose names are accessible in the mainstream media, because they tend to be drowned out by the more “current” acts. However, certain performers who pride themselves on excellence manage to break with the norm. Yo-Yo Ma is one of those select few. At 7 p.m. March 5, the famed cellist will return to Hancher after 17 years. This visit will mark his ninth time performing at Hancher and his first in the new facility.

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