Yo-Yo Ma performing free concert at Place des Arts Metro today

Yo-Yo Ma is giving Montrealers a special treat Saturday afternoon at Place des Arts Metro station.

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma has is performing at Place des Arts today.

No, the free concert is not in one of the venue’s symphony halls — it’s in the Metro station.

A statement on the Chinese-American musician’s Facebook page says the show will explore “connections and disconnections in contemporary lives.”

The concert is expected to begin around 1:30 p.m. and there is space for 300 people to watch.​

Société de transport de Montréal ​spokesperson Philippe Déry says the subway stations often draw strong busking talent, but rarely anyone of Ma’s level of fame.

The 63-year-old cellist’s concert is part of what his website calls a “day of action” that will explore the topic of culture and its role in humanizing technology.

The concert will also be live-streamed on the STM’s Facebook page.