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'The Music of Strangers' follows Yo-Yo Ma & Silk Road Ensemble on a quest / Wall Street Journal

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One of the world's best-known classical musicians, Yo-Yo Ma makes a surprising confession in a new documentary. "Out of the 35 years I've been married, I've been gone for 22 of those years. Traveling. Away," he says in the film. "I better find a good reason to say why am I doing this."  'The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble' follows the cellist on his quest. When he launched the Silk Road Ensemble, Mr. Ma wanted to step outside his life of concert-hall orthodoxy and go beyond even a series of successful crossover projects that helped make him a household name. "There's a fork in the road, you take it," said Mr. Ma, a Juilliard School and Harvard University-educated artist who has won 18 Grammy Awards. "You don't know where it's going to bring you."


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