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Yo-Yo Ma, the BSO, and Shostakovich

Yo-Yo Ma stands against a white stone wall. He's wearing a dark blue button up and wire-frame glasses. He holds his cello gently and looks at the camera wistfully.
Jason Bell
Yo-Yo Ma

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Yo-Yo Ma brings his unsurpassed passion to both of Shostakovich’s powerfully emotional cello concertos as part of the BSO’s multi-season survey of Shostakovich’s symphonies and concertos, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 22, nicknamed Philosopher, is paired with Iman Habibi’s moving Zhiân in a program led by Music Director Andris Nelsons.

Andris Nelsons, conductor 
Yo-Yo Ma, cello 

Joseph HAYDN Symphony No. 22, Philosopher 
Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 2
Iman HABIBI Zhiân (BSO commission)
SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 1

This concert is no longer available on demand.

Listen to The World's interview with Iman Habibi from earlier this year and learn the meaning behind Zhiân.