Yo Yo Ma
Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
Brainchild of celebrated cellist Yo Yo Ma, the Silk Road Ensemble was inspired by the winding trail connecting the East and the West back when a plodding cart was your only access to other cultures. (Provided you were willing to sit behind a mule for hundreds of miles.) Cultural crossover is a lot more convenient these days, and listening to Yo Yo Ma and his cadre of renowned musicians play a global repertoire is a lot more fun than flicking twigs at the ears of a poor, maligned mule.
April 7. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. Tickets are $45-125 at (415) 392-2545.