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Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott: Songs of Comfort and Hope

Peerless cellist and internationally beloved music ambassador Yo-Yo Ma has devoted his career to projects that connect people across geographic and cultural divides. In a recital perfect for holiday viewing by the whole family, Ma and fellow musical explorer, the acclaimed pianist Kathryn Stott join forces for a diverse concert recorded in mid-November at Taiwan’s National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) Concert Hall.

Their Songs of Comfort and Hope program—inspired by the phenomenally popular series of recorded-at-home musical offerings that Ma began sharing in the first days of the COVID-19 lockdown—combines a wide range of selections from the piano/cello repertoire with traditional and fresh new takes on favorites like “Shenandoah,” “Londonderry Air,” and the “Last Rose of Summer,” arranged by A-list composers including Benjamin Britten and Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw. Ma and Stott also lend the profound connection of their 35-year musical relationship to Robert Schumann’s vibrant Five Pieces in Folk Style (Op. 102) and an arrangement of Manuel de Falla’s winning Seven Spanish Songs.

$15 for a single viewer, $30 for two viewers, and $60 per household viewing. Tickets are available at calperformances.org/at-home or by phone at (510) 642-9988. This performance is available free of charge to all currently registered UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students. Students can reserve their free access to the streamed program at calperformances.org/events/2020-21/at-home/an-evening- with-yo-yo-ma/; CalNet student authentication is required.

Note: this video will premiere on the date above and will be available on demand until Dec 12, 2020, 11:59pm PST.

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Cost: $15*
*$15 for a single viewer, $30 for two viewers, and $60 per household viewing. Tickets are available at calperformances.org/at-home or by phone at (510) 642-9988. This performance is available free of charge to all currently registered UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students. Students can reserve their free access to the streamed program at calperformances.org/events/2020-21/at-home/an-evening- with-yo-yo-ma/; CalNet student authentication is required.
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