WASHINGTON -- A ticket to see Yo-Yo Ma at the Kennedy Center on Monday night started at $50 and went up to $175. But for a few lucky elementary school students, they'll have a private lesson with the world famous cellist on Tuesday.
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who has won a Grammy Award, National Medal of Arts and Presidential Medal of Freedom, will join dancer Damian Woetzel at Savoy Elementary School in the Anacostia neighborhood on Tuesday for two classes and a performance.
Sponsored by the Washington Performing Arts Society, the largest provider of arts education to the D.C. Public Schools, the two artists are participating in the organization's outreach program.
Other presentations include brass musicians from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela at Bruce Monroe Elementary School in D.C.'s Park View neighborhood, a workshop for the Montgomery County Youth Orchestra by violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, a master class given by internationally-acclaimed pianist Angela Hewitt and a master class by flautist Sir James Galway.
Yo-Yo Ma, Jill Horner, Emily Ma
Former Kennedy Center Honoree Yo-Yo Ma, his wife, Jill Horner, left, and daughter, Emily Ma, arrive at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors Performance and Gala Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at the State Department in Washington.
Yo-Yo Ma, third left, takes a bow with members of the New Ballet Ensemble dancers after their performing for area Memphis City Schools students at Colonial Middle School in Memphis, Tenn. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.
Polar Music Prize
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and artist Paul Simon arrive for the Polar Music Prize at Konserthuset on August 28, 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Yo-Yo Ma
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, left, a recipient of the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors, left, applauds as first lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama take their seats in the upper balcony during the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors Gala at the Kennedy Center, in Washington, on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011.
2011 Kennedy Center Honors Gala Dinner
Yo-Yo Ma, left and Neil Diamond, right, two of the five recipients of the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors, shares some thoughts as they wait to pose for a group photo following a dinner hosted by United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the U.S. Department of State December 3, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama will host the five recipients of the 34th Kennedy Center Honors at a White House reception Sunday before attending the evening gala at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The 2011 honorees are actress Meryl Streep, singer Neil Diamond, actress Barbara Cook, musician Yo-Yo Ma, and musician Sonny Rollins.
2011 Kennedy Center Honors Gala Dinner
Yo-Yo Ma, one of the five recipients of the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors, shares some thoughts with United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton following a dinner hosted by Secretary Clinton at the U.S. Department of State December 3, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama will host the five recipients of the 34th Kennedy Center Honors at a White House reception Sunday before attending the evening gala at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The 2011 honorees are actress Meryl Streep, singer Neil Diamond, actress Barbara Cook, musician Yo-Yo Ma, and musician Sonny Rollins.
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2008 file photo, Cellist Yo-Yo Ma plays a piece by composer George Gershwin during a special convocation held to present Sen. Edward M. Kennedy with an honorary degree at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass.
President Obama Honors Medal Of Freedom Recipients
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is presented with the 2010 Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Barack Obama during an East Room event at the White House February 15, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama presented the medal, the highest honor awarded to civilians, to twelve pioneers in sports, labor, politics and arts.
Barack Obama Is Sworn In As 44th President Of The United States
Cellist Yo Yo Ma (R), violinist Itzhak Perlman (L), and Pianist Gabriela Montero perform a John Williams composition titled 'Air and Simple Gifts' during the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America on the West Front of the Capitol January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected to the office of President in the history of the United States.
Yo-Yo Ma, Emma Thompson
British actress Emma Thompson talks with US cellist Yo-Yo Ma after both received a Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos 25 January 2008.
National Medal of Arts Award Ceremony
U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice (R) and cellist Yo-Yo Ma perform during the National Endowment for the Arts National Medal of Arts Awards ceremony Award, April 22, 2002 in Washington, DC. Ma was awarded with the National Medal of Arts.
Yo Yo Ma, Yitzhak Pearlman
Cellist Yo Yo Ma (L) jokes with violinist Yitzhak Pearlman (R) following their performance during the 73rd Annual Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles 25 March 2001.
Yo-Yo Ma: Elgar Cello Concerto, 1st mvmt
Yo-Yo Ma, Bobby McFerrin
Yo Yo Ma and the Honkers
Alison Krauss And Yo-Yo Ma Slumber My Darling
The 34th Kennedy Center Honors - Yo-Yo Ma.
Comedian Stephen Colbert honorsthe life and career of Cellist Yo-Yo Ma at 'The 34th Kennedy Center Honors'.