Fifteen participants, primed by the workshop, were equipped with journals to record notes at the Yo-Yo Ma performance at the Bushnell on November 9. A number of attendees, reflecting the depth of Yo-Yo Ma’s conversation and his stunning performance of three provocative pieces of music, wrote outstanding responses to the evening. (Samples by Martina Jagielski, Hannah Krueger, and Emily Levesque here.)
The highlighting of music as a catalyst for writing is one of many curriculum related initiatives presented by TWI. Previous programs have linked science and math (Neil deGrasse Tyson/astrophysics and Gina McCarthy/climate crisis); American history (Norman Rockwell & Andy Warhol/Inventing America); and world language & culture and art (Michelangelo project; Italian women artists).