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Yo-Yo Ma Interview with SF Weekly

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In a 45-minute, wide-ranging phone interview with Yo-Yo Ma prior to a Cal Performances "Berkeley Talks" appearance / Wednesday, Dec. 10, the 59-year-old, 17-time Grammy winner - who plays his instrument with immeasurable assuredness and technical command - is primed to query and postulate.

Instead of exploring how to monetize art, Ma asks, "How do cultural citizens, those of us in the arts, science and philosophy, discover arts' essentials? What is the value of art besides monetary value? Are people getting art in new ways? Are they stopping to think humanistically? Do you know how many drafts it takes to make something readable?"  READ THE FULL SF Weekly PIECE