Thank you to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Yuan-Qing Yu and the Civitas Ensemble, and the Merit School of Music for providing a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Northside Prep orchestra students. Yes folks, we met Yo Yo Ma. What an incredibly kind and humble person who is approachable, affable and passionate about music and education. Sandwiched between a performance with the Civitas Ensemble and a 3 hour masterclass with youth musicians from the Chicago area, Yo Yo Ma took the time to meet with our students to share stories, impart life knowledge and take a few pictures.
Here are a few pics: