Legendary Cellist Yo-Yo-Ma comes to Michigan

Day of Action in Flint with 50 Partnering Organizations

The University Musical Society (UMS) is pleased to announce a visit to Michigan by cellist Yo-Yo Ma that will take place February 27-28, 2019 in Ann Arbor and Flint. This special visit builds on the performer’s two-year journey to perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Six Suites for Solo Cello as a catalyst for social action. The activities include a talk in the University of Michigan’s Hill Auditorium on “Culture, Understanding, and Survival” as well as a “Day of Action” in Flint, MI, with the theme “Flint Voices: Culture, Community, and Resilience.” This day-long set of activities will bring together 50 Flint-based community leaders for a working session on cultural collaboration for social change led by Yo-Yo Ma, as well as a Community Cultural Showcase celebrating Flint’s past and future, which is open to the public.

“Culture matters because it helps us connect and understand one another. And it’s only through connection and understanding that we can create strong, inclusive, and resilient communities and build a better future. I have watched with the nation as Flint has done just that,” says Yo-Yo Ma. The Day of Action will explore how culture has raised the city’s many voices, forging a strong community and a shared, forward-looking narrative for Flint.

Yo-Yo Ma talk is on Wednesday, February 27 at 7pm
in Hill Auditorium on the University of Michigan campus (Ann Arbor). The Day of Action in Flint is on February 28th. For more information about the Day of Action activities and tickets to the talk, visit ums.org/dayofaction
or call 734-764-2538.