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Yo-Yo Ma's September 29 Lecture Will be Ticketed

September 2, 2011

90147September 2, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — In an effort to ensure that DePauw students, faculty and staff, and Greencastle community members have priority access, tickets will be required for admission to the September 29 Yo-Yo Ma lecture at DePauw University.  This event had been previously announced as open to all on a first-come, first-served basis.  The lecture ticket availability is a response to overwhelming demand for Yo-Yo Ma's September 30 concert (which sold out almost immediately).

Yo-Yo Ma will be the featured artist of "DePauw Discourse 2011: Empowering Society Through the Arts," scheduled to take place September 29 - October 1. Joined by DePauw University alumni and other distinguished guests, Yo-Yo Ma will lead a celebration of the arts while exploring their vital community role in sparking creativity, innovation, self-expression and dialogue.

The lecture, "Reflections on a Life in Music: An Evening with Yo-Yo Ma," will take place on Thursday, September 29, at 8 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, located within DePauw's Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts (605 S. College Avenue).

A limited number of tickets for the lecture will be available as follows:

  • DePauw students may pick up one ticket (must present ID to receive and use ticket) on September 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or until supplies are depleted) in the DePauw School of Music office (Green Center for the Performing Arts, room 1124).
  • Faculty and staff can pick up tickets on September 6 from noon to 4 p.m. (or when the allotment is gone) in the SOM office; limit 2 per person, ID required.
  • General admission tickets will be 101626available at the Green Center box office (open noon to 4 p.m.) for two days -- September 7 & 8 -- or until the supply is depleted; limit 2 per person.  No phone or e-mail orders will be taken.

Individuals with questions or who need special accommodations may call (765) 658-4827.

Those who have registered for DePauw Discourse already have tickets for the Yo-Yo Ma lecture and concert.  Registration for Discourse is now closed.

Currently the Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Yo-Yo Ma is a world famous artist and multiple Grammy Award-winning cellist. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on February 15, 2011.

Read more about his DePauw visit in this previous story.

For additional information about DePauw Discourse 2011, please send e-mail to discourse@depauw.edu or call (800) 446-5298.

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