"As the people of Japan continue to endure profound hardship, I have been thinking, as so many people have, about how culture can respond in a way that is directly meaningful. Is there a way for artists to bring solace to those who are suffering such overwhelming tragedy? A friend in Tokyo recently answered that question by saying, 'I believe that everyone should do anything he or she believes to be good, without hesitation, because the absence of action brings nothing.'
I hope this video will bring solace and comfort to the people of Japan." -- Yo-Yo Ma