Art for Life’s Sake — Conversation with Yo-Yo Ma

Streamed live on Jun 27, 2013

“When we tell a story using all of our senses, we touch with our eyes and our ears a movement; we make that memorable. Then we become curious; we start to want to learn more and our world becomes bigger.” — Yo-Yo Ma at 2013 Aspen Idea Festival

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, 2013 Harman-Eisner artist in residence, discusses his far-reaching vision for how artists can practice their citizenship, as individuals and through institutions—and how the arts fulfill a fundamental human need by forging and strengthening community.

Interviewer: Damian Woetzel, Director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program. The session produced was by the Aspen Institute Arts Program, under the direction of Damian Woetzel. For more information about the Aspen Institute Arts Program, visit

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