The greatest musician of our generation performs the most profound of all classical music: the six Suites for Solo Cello by Johann Sebastian Bach.

In a special concert, YO-YO MA performs all six of J.S. Bach’s Suites for Solo Cello, music that has given him, in his own words, “sustenance, comfort and joy during times of stress, celebration and loss.”

“These six works are the Everest of his instrument’s repertory, offering a guide to nearly everything a cello can do — as well as, many believe, charting a remarkably complete anatomy of emotion and aspiration.”

The New York Times

This concert is part of his two-year global initiative comprising 36 performances of the Bach Suites across six continents, with what he calls “days of action,” seeking “to put culture in action by bringing people together to address pressing social issues” and “invite all of us to think differently about the role of culture in society.”

Single tickets

Please note that we expect seating availability to be limited for this performance. You will enjoy best-seat location priority in the precedence below if:

• You become a sponsor of the YO-YO MA concert presented by ARTS San Antonio. For sponsorship information click here. Sponsors help defray the cost of this performance and get to meet YO-YO MA at a private event the day before his performance.


• You are a current 2018-19 ARTS San Antonio subscriber. This is a benefit of subscribing. We will verify this prior to assigning your seat location.


• You purchase a new ARTS San Antonio 2018-19 subscription. Information on ARTS San Antonio subscriptions that include YO-YO MA tickets is provided here.


• You make a charitable contribution to ARTS San Antonio at the time of your purchase of YO-YO MA tickets. ARTS San Antonio is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit performing arts presenter. You will be prompted to make a contribution during the subscription-order and individual YO-YO MA ticket purchase checkout process. All contributions will be matched by the Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts.


• You purchase tickets from the website below. Priority also is based on date precedence.


Please note:

• If you purchase tickets from this website, by calling ARTS San Antonio (210) 226-2891 or in person at the ARTS San Antonio office, 418 10th Street, San Antonio, you and your party will be seated in the best available location reserved for ARTS San Antonio patrons on a first-come, best-seating basis as determined by ARTS San Antonio’s ticketing staff.  

• The seating locations available to patrons who purchase tickets from ARTS San Antonio will be superior to those on the Ticketmaster system. Your exact location will not be known until our staff processes orders according to the priorities above.

• If you purchase tickets from the Ticketmaster system, you may be required to pay additional convenience and handling charges.


If you are not a current ARTS San Antonio Subscriber, we have customized three season ticket packages just for you. All packages include a ticket to YO-YO MA: The Bach Project please see below for package selections.


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this performance click here for more information.

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