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Yo-Yo Ma returns to Chautauqua Institution / Observer

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Yo-Yo Ma, world-renowned classical cellist and 19-time Grammy award winner, graced the Amphitheater stage inside the Chautauqua Institution on Friday. For this evening's concert, which marks the culmination of Silkroad's week at Chautauqua, the Ensemble joined Mr. Ma for his third visit, which also featured the cellist solo. Ma also discussed the importance of culture and warned the audience that civilization was at a crucial moment in time. He spoke about the rise and fall of civilizations, and pondered if the current culture's momentum. Ma didn't have a definitive answer but maintained that culture has an enormous role in figuring it out.    Photo by Jordan W. Patterson