Join Yo-Yo Ma on Amazon Alexa

Yo-Yo Ma’s Musical Moments is a conversation with Yo-Yo Ma about classical music available on Amazon Alexa-enabled devices. Yo-Yo Ma takes listeners on a journey through the music of J.S. Bach, sharing snippets from his new album Six Evolutions and stories from a lifetime of playing Bach’s legendary cello suites. There are 36 short episodes, and a new one will be added every day starting Tuesday, August 21. You can always go to the archive and hear the ones that have already been released.

How do I hear it?

First, you’ll need an Amazon Alexa-enabled device like one of these.

The skill is available everywhere in the world on Alexa devices with the default language set to English (US, UK, Canada, Australia/New Zealand, or India).

Option 1: Add Yo-Yo Ma’s Musical Moments to your Device!

If you already have a device:

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app on your phone.
  2. Go to the Skills section and search for Yo-Yo Ma’s Musical Moments.
  3. Click Enable Skill.

After it’s enabled, just say “Alexa open Yo-Yo Ma’s Musical Moments” and Yo-Yo will take it from there.

Be sure to come back every day to hear a new track!

Here’s a video that walks you through the process on an iPhone:

Option 2: Add Today In Classical to your Flash Briefing!

If you want to hear this as part of your daily Flash Briefing, here are the steps:

    1. Open the Amazon Alexa app on your phone.
    2. Go to the Skills section and search for Today in Classical.
    3. Click Enable Skill.
    4. Then just say “Alexa what’s my Flash Briefing?” and you’ll hear a new track every day.

Here’s a video that walks you through the process on an iPhone: