The great cellist is getting engaged with Chicago’s neighborhoods, working with the University and the Civic Orchestra. Watch.
‘As long as I’ve come to Chicago, I’ve wanted to really get to know the South Side the way that a guest knows a host,’ Ma said. He told the musicians that by exploring new venues for their art, ‘You are doing something society doesn’t encourage us to do very often. You’re opening yourself to being vulnerable. And the vulnerability becomes your strength… Our job is to join people in the greatest possible communal experience.’