While most of us can't name a classic musician, most recognize the name of Yo-Yo Ma.

The world-renowned cellist will visit Chattanooga for the October 2, 2014 concert, where he will play one piece with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera at the Tivoli Theatre.

Details of the performance are still in discussion.

The special fundraising concert is partially funded by the Robert Bernhardt Guest Artist Fund and will be conducted by CSO Music Director Kayoko Dan.

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"We are beyond thrilled to welcome Yo-Yo Ma to Chattanooga next season," stated Dan.
"He is one of the most prominent soloists in the world, and it is a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to collaborate with him. He is one of my heroes in the music world, and I still cannot believe that I get to conduct a concerto with him as the soloist. Not only he is an amazing musician, he is a very warm person and an educator.  It will be amazing to witness what kind of energy and spirit he will bring to Chattanooga."

Pre-sale tickets will be made available to 2014/15 CSO subscribers beginning in February 2014, and remaining seats will be sold to the general public starting in July 2014.