Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma
Jason Bell

Now at age 62, cellist Yo-Yo Ma says that he is reassessing all that he knows, including Bach’s six suites for solo cello. He just made his third and final recording of them – and it’s WCRB’s CD of the Week.

Leonard Bernstein
Courtesy of The Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc.

Saturday, August 25, 2018
8:00 PM

An all-star cast comes together in a centennial celebration of Leonard Bernstein, withselections from "West Side Story," "Candide," and "Mass," as well as music by Mahler, Copland, and much more.

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Yo-Yo Ma
Jason Bell

Sunday, August 19, 2018
7:00 PM

Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Yo-Yo Ma returns to Tanglewood with a world premiere by John Williams and music by Bernstein, and Andris Nelsons leads the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra.

COPLAND An Outdoor Overture
BERNSTEIN Three Meditations from Mass, for cello and orchestra
John WILLIAMS Highwood's Ghost (world premiere)
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra

Todd Rosenberg

Friday, August 10, 2018
8:00 PM

Recorded at Tanglewood on August 27, 2016

The superstar cellist is the guest soloist in works written for him by John Williams and a concerto by Haydn, and Michael Stern conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in pieces by Bernstein and Respighi.

Michael Stern, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

BERNSTEIN Symphonic Suite from On The Waterfront
HAYDN Cello Concerto in C
WILLIAMS Heartwood, for cello and orchestra
WILLIAMS Rosewood and Pickin', for solo cello
RESPIGHI Pines of Rome

Bach's Cantata No. 93, performed by director Ton Koopman and Amsterdam Baroque, reflects the multiple emotional qualities embedded in a single chorale tune.

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