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Yo-Yo Ma’s multifaceted career is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences, and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. Whether performing new or familiar works from the cello repertoire, coming together with colleagues for chamber music, or exploring cultures and musical forms outside the Western classical tradition, Mr. Ma strives to find connections that stimulate the imagination. Expanding upon this interest, in 1998, Mr. Ma established Silkroad, a nonprofit organization that sparks radical cultural collaboration and passion-driven learning to build a more hopeful world. Under his artistic direction, the Silkroad Ensemble has developed new music, cultural partnerships, education programs and cross-disciplinary collaborations. This stunning ensemble has now grown into its own artistic leadership and collaborates this evening with its founder, cellist Yo-Yo Ma.