Great music is priceless. And for a gathering of shoppers at a Chicago mall, a surprise concert by a world-renown musician was totally free.
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma performed a pop-up concert at the Shops at Northbridge, accompanied by the Chicago Civic Orchestra. Consumers doing their holiday shopping on this busy Tuesday evening could barely believe their luck at seeing one of the world's most celebrated musicians performing right in front of them - for free.
"We just came to Chicago for like 24 hours and I'm seeing Yo-Yo Ma! It's so awesome," one shopper told CBS Chicago.
Tickets for a Yo-Yo Ma concert can go upwards of hundreds of dollars, but the artist was more than happy to play free of charge for these holiday shoppers. The performance was part of the cellist's Citizen Musician initiative that aims to "sustain and expand the role of music in civic and cultural life by creating and enhancing communities through music."
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