In an effort to ensure DePauw students, faculty and staff, and Greencastle community members have priority access, tickets will be required for admission to the Sept. 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 Sept. 30 concert (which sold out almost immediately).
Yo-Yo Ma will be the featured artist of "DePauw Discourse 2011: Empowering Society Through the Arts" Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Joined by DePauw alumni and other distinguished guests, Yo-Yo Ma will lead a celebration of the arts while exploring their community role in sparking creativity, innovation, self-expression and dialogue.
The lecture, "Reflections on a Life in Music: An Evening with Yo-Yo Ma," is set for 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 in Kresge Auditorium in the Green Center for the Performing Arts (605 S. College Ave.).
A limited number of tickets for the lecture will be available as follows:
-- DePauw students may pick up one ticket on Sept. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or until supplies are depleted) in the School of Music office (Green Center, room 1124).
-- Faculty and staff can pick up tickets from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 6 (or when allotment is gone) in the School of Music office; limit two per person.
-- General admission tickets will be available at the Green Center box office (noon to 4 p.m.) for two days, Sept. 7-8, or until the supply is depleted; limit two per person. No phone or e-mail orders will be taken.
Individuals with questions or who need special accommodations may call 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 multiple Grammy Award-winning cellist. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Feb. 15, 2011.