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Post Red Rocks, Yo-Yo Ma stops in Denver to start 2 year social impact initiative / 303 Magazine

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On Wednesday, August 1 world-renowned cellist, Yo-Yo Ma will bring J.S. Bach's unaccompanied solo cello suites to life at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Ma believes that during this time of great change and divisiveness, Bach's suite has the ability to bring people of all generations and backgrounds together through the beauty of song. In addition to bringing people together through song, Ma is collaborating on more local events tomorrow, Thursday, August 2 to bring people together through dialogue and speaker panels as well.

Following his Red Rocks Performance, Ma will join some of Denver's many organizations to talk about some of the challenges that face the region. The topics will include refugee integration, food security, homelessness, urban growth and displacement throughout the day. His stop in Denver marks the start of a two-year social impact initiative for the musician and activist in conjunction with his tour.

Events begin at 9 a.m. at Civic Center Park with performances and remarks from some notable faces from around Denver. Featured at the kick-off will be Governor Hickenlooper, Yo-Yo Ma, Take Note Colorado with Isaac Slade from The Fray, Cleo Parker Robinson and the University of Colorado horn Quartet.  

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