After playing to a sold out concert at Red Rocks Wednesday night, famed cellist Yo Yo Ma played for free at Denver's Civic Center Thursday morning. It was part of an effort to promote his Day of Conversation and Action.
As he tours 38 cities over the next two years, Ma is taking time to visit neighborhoods where people are tackling tough issues. He wants to start conversations about issues such as homelessness, affordable housing, food justice and education equity. As he visited Metro Area neighborhoods on Thursday, Ma had a theme for the day. "Home."
At the Civic Center concert he was joined on stage by Issac Slade from the Fray, Cleo Parker Robinson, The University of Colorado Horn Quartet and the Hamilton High School Band.
Governor John Hickenlooper was also there and said Yo Yo Ma is the "evidence in a person of a force of nature."