From the late 19th century into the 21st century, technological and cultural advancements transformed the world into a new and modern place. These advancements changed the way people lived, worked, and thought about themselves and the world. The combination of all these changes continues to produce what we know as the modern world. Yo-Yo Ma ranks among the world’s greatest and most popular cello players. He came to national attention at age 15 when he performed on television. After college, Ma began a career as a solo cellist performing with the world’s major orchestras. He has expanded his career to serve as a musical educator and ambassador, sharing the common language of music with others throughout the world.
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The strings sing out A musical prodigy is born Starting a new life Growing pains Expanding horizons On the road Stretching musical boundaries Making connections Traveling the Silk Road.