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Yo-Yo Ma performs with students in "flash mob"

Published: Friday, September 30, 2011

Updated: Friday, September 30, 2011 13:09

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Chip Potter / The DePauw

Yo-Yo Ma joins in with School of Music students.

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The audience gathers around cellist Yo-Yo Ma when he joins the students on his cello. Chase Hall / The DePauw

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Sophomore Eli Cangany looks on as more music students join the orchestra from above. Chase Hall / The DePauw

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School of Music Dean Mark McCoy addresses a growing audience just before students and Yo-Yo Ma perform. Chase Hall / The DePauw

"Let it be known that at 12:10, DePauw and the Greencastle community erupted with music," conductor Orcenith Smith proclaimed when he concluded conducted a group of about 15 sting instruments in the Hub — one of which was cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

School of Music students performed in different areas around the school at noon.

Yo-Yo Ma later played at Asbury Towers Retirement Community on 102 West Poplar Street, around 1 p.m.

He is rumored to continue to play at surprise venues around DePauw and Greencastle before his 7 p.m. performance in Kresge Auditorium tonight.

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