Yo-Yo Ma to Deliver Nancy Hanks Lecture


Grammy Award-winning cellist and virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma will deliver the 26th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy on Monday, April 8, 2013 at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Yo-Yo Ma

The lecture is presented by Americans for the Arts, a leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, and is part of the annual Arts Advocacy Day events in Washington, D.C. on April 8 and 9.

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Yo-Yo Ma has received multiple Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts in 2001 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011. He is considered the world’s greatest living cello player, and a musician whose celebrity tends to transcend the world of classical music. An internationally acclaimed cellist upon graduating from Harvard University, he remains one of the best-selling recording artists in the classical field. His discography includes more than 75 albums.

The Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy is a leading national forum for arts policy intended to stimulate dialogue on policy and social issues affecting the arts. It is held each year on the evening before Arts Advocacy Day at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

The annual lecture is named for Nancy Hanks, former president of Americans for the Arts and chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, who devoted 15 years of her professional life to bringing the arts to prominent national consciousness.

The 6:30 pm lecture allows only one ticket per person. If more tickets are needed please register additional guests individually. Seating is limited and the deadline for ticket requests is March 25, 2013. Tickets will be distributed at the Will Call desk located in the Concert Hall foyer on the night of the event.

Visit AmericansForTheArts.org to find out more about the Nancy Hanks Lecture and to reserve your single general admission ticket.