Yo-Yo Ma is a longtime friend of public radio in general and CPR Classical in particular. He went on the air and helped us raise money for the Colorado Symphony a few years ago.
He is a serious musician who doesn't take himself too seriously, so it's not surprising members of his Silk Road Ensemble also have a playful sense of humor.
Watch what happens in this NPR Music video when they're turned loose for a performance in the ACME Studio of theatrical props in Brooklyn.
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