Yo-Yo Ma to join Face to Face Speaker Forum on May 4

Yo-Yo Ma, cellist, cultural ambassador and U.N. Messenger of Peace will join Wake Forest’s Face to Face Speaker Forum for a virtual preview event on Tuesday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.  He will be in conversation with President Nathan Hatch discussing why humans turn to the arts in periods of uncertainty. In addition to their talk, there will be a special performance for this event. 

Yo-Yo Ma’s multi-faceted career is testament to his enduring belief in culture’s power to generate trust and understanding. Whether performing new or familiar works from the cello repertoire, collaborating with communities and institutions to explore culture’s role in society, or engaging unexpected musical forms, he strives to foster connections that stimulate the imagination and reinforce our humanity.

The event is free for Face to Face Speaker Forum season subscribers and students, faculty and staff at Wake Forest, as well as students and faculty in the Winston-Salem area. To register, visit go.wfu.edu/yoyoma. Tickets for the general audience are $10.

Wake Forest University launched the Face to Face Speaker Forum in spring 2020. The community-facing series was created to bring world-renowned, influential voices to Winston-Salem to discuss topics in a variety of areas including politics, arts and culture, business and social justice.

The 2021 Face to Face Speaker Forum season schedule can be found here. An in-person Face to Face Speaker Forum event with Yo-Yo Ma has been rescheduled for February 16, 2022, due to the pandemic.

Season subscriptions to all three in-person keynote events may be purchased online through the Face to Face Speaker Forum website. Single event ticket sales for in-person events will be available closer to each event, subject to availability.

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