Yo-Yo Ma Is Kennedy Center Honorand

The acclaimed cellist, the featured artist at Harvard’s 375th anniversary, is recognized in Washington.

Yo-Yo Ma ’76, D.Mus. ’91, the internationally acclaimed cellist, will receive a 2011 Kennedy Center Honor on December 4, along with singer Barbara Cook, singer-songwriter Neil Diamond, saxophonist Sonny Rollins, and actress Meryl Streep, Ar.D. ’10.

Ma, profiled in Harvard Magazine, will be the featured performer at Harvard's 375th anniversary celebration in Tercentenary Theatre on October 14. His Silk Road Ensemble serve as resident artists at Harvard, and are now headquartered in a University-owned building in Allston.

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