Yo Yo Ma Performs at Chicago’s South Side St. Sabina's For Gun Violence Awareness

In this Nov. 20, 2014 file photo, cellist Yo-Yo Ma rehearses Prokofiev's Symphony Concerto for cello and orchestra at Symphony Hall in Boston. The World-famous cellist performed a special concert for the California children who authorities said were starved and shackled to their beds by their parents. Corona Mayor Karen Spiegel says Ma performed Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Corona Regional Medical Center.
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma rehearses Prokofiev’s Symphony Concerto for cello and orchestra at Symphony Hall, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Boston. Ma is to perform the piece with the BSO in a Thursday, Nov. 20 evening performance to be conducted by Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons. Steven Senne / AP Photo
In this Nov. 20, 2014 file photo, cellist Yo-Yo Ma rehearses Prokofiev's Symphony Concerto for cello and orchestra at Symphony Hall in Boston. The World-famous cellist performed a special concert for the California children who authorities said were starved and shackled to their beds by their parents. Corona Mayor Karen Spiegel says Ma performed Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Corona Regional Medical Center.
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma rehearses Prokofiev’s Symphony Concerto for cello and orchestra at Symphony Hall, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Boston. Ma is to perform the piece with the BSO in a Thursday, Nov. 20 evening performance to be conducted by Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons. Steven Senne / AP Photo

Yo Yo Ma Performs at Chicago’s South Side St. Sabina's For Gun Violence Awareness

Cello legend, Yo Yo Ma, performs this Sunday, June 10th, 2018, 4pm at St. Sabina’s Catholic Church on Chicago’s South Side. He’ll play in support of Purpose Over Pain, “a parent advocacy group which works for stricter gun control legislation”. A project of the group is Notes for Peace, a songwriting collaboration between teaching musicians from the UK-based Irene Taylor Trust, the Civic Orchestra, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to teach parents and family members who’ve lost young people to gun violence. For our Weekend Passport segment, we talk with Father Michael Pfleger, pastor at St. Sabina’s, and Pam Bosley, a member of Purpose Over Pain. Bosley composed a song in memory of her slain son, Terrell. Global citizen, Nari Safavi joins us.