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Yo-Yo Ma kicks off 2 year tour at Red Rocks. Listen live on CPR

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Yo-Yo Ma's accomplishments as a musician and a cultural figure could fill a book. Born in 1955, the superstar cellist turned heads while he was still a child for his brilliant, lyrical playing. His talent would make him an icon. He introduced new audiences to classical through countless TV appearances. He served as a peace ambassador for the United Nations.  And he thrilled listeners across many genres with his remarkable musicianship. "Music, ultimately, is one of the great ways that we as humans have for coding internal life," Ma said in 2015. "It's glue that joins people together."

That spirit of connection led him through a legendary career. Ma is about to kick off a two-year tour with a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre that will air live on Colorado PR - Wednesday August 1. SEE FULL CPR PAGE