I am so excited - this past week I was able to buy tickets for a Yo-Yo Ma concert here in Albuquerque in May. The tickets I bought include a private reception with him after the concert.
Now, technically, I bought the tickets as a graduation present for my daughter, who plays the cello and is also a huge Yo-Yo Ma fan (poster of him and the Strad on the bedroom wall - right next to Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom). But, the tickets are a surprise and we are not going to tell her until the invitation for the reception comes about 2 weeks before the concert.
I have never been to any sort of event like this and I am hoping that maybe someone out here who has been can give me some idea of what to expect. There were only 100 tickets available for the reception and it is being held in a private home in the historic district in town.
Everyone I have talked to has said that Mr. Ma is just a wonderfully nice person and he will not leave until he has talked to everyone at the reception. They also said he loves to talk to young cello students. But, is it it cool to ask for a picture or an autograph? Should my daughter bring a picture to be signed and if so where can we get one without breaking copyright laws (printing off the computer)?
My daughter is only 14 and this is going to be a huge event for her, but I don't want to commit any social faux pas here.
Thanks in advance for any advice you may have!
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