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2013 Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy by Yo-Yo Ma

Posted on: Apr 1, 2013

Drawing on his training as a musician and what he has learned traveling the world for more than 30 years as a touring performer, Yo-Yo Ma discussed where in nature, society, and human interactions we can find the greatest creativity, and what we can all do to help students grow up to be contributing and committed citizens. Joining Yo-Yo Ma for the performance portions of the lecture were: bagpiper and pianist Cristina Pato, jooker Lil' Buck, MusiCorps wounded warriors: Specialist Nathan Kalwicki, Lance Corporal Josh Cawthorn, Sergeant Rex Tharp, Corporal Marcus Dandrea, Lance Corporal Tim Donley, teaching artist Greg Loman and founder Arthur Bloom. In addition to remarks by Yo-Yo Ma, speakers also included Victoria Reggie Kennedy; Bob Lynch, President & CEO of Americans for the Arts President; and Abel Lopez, Chair of the Board of Americans for the Arts and Associate Producing Director of GALA Hispanic Theater.