World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma played at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of his Bach Project, which features community-oriented “Days of Action” showing how culture connects us. Ma chose the sister cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, for the day of arts activities, civic conversations and special performances for his border stop. As part of the program, Consul General Kathryn Flachsbart of the U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo organized a conversation with local youth about culture shaping their future. Afterward, Ma led the local youth orchestra through a spirited lesson on audience engagement. He and the students also performed “The Visitor,” a march written for the occasion by Nuevo Laredo composer Enrique Medina.
Photo by Ana Serrano