There are not many classical musicians whose names are accessible in the mainstream media, because they tend to be drowned out by the more “current” acts.
However, certain performers who pride themselves on excellence manage to break with the norm. Yo-Yo Ma is one of those select few.
At 7 p.m. March 5, the famed cellist will return to Hancher after 17 years. This visit will mark his ninth time performing at Hancher and his first in the new facility.
Yo-Yo Ma believes musicians are seekers of truth “in a way that gives meaning and sustenance to individuals and communities. That’s art for life’s sake.” Ma, who must be counted among the most respected and adored musicians of the last 50 years, will enchant a Hancher audience for the first time since 2000, performing solo cello pieces.
Mark O'Connor | Appalachia Waltz
J.S. Bach | Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
Ahmed Adnan Saygun | Allegretto, from Partita for Cello Solo, Op. 31
J.S. Bach | Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011
George Crumb | Sonata for Solo Cello
J.S. Bach | Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009
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