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A Gathering of Friends: John Williams, Yo-Yo Ma, New York Philharmonic

The 40-year friendship between two musical titans, John Williams and Yo-Yo Ma, reaches a new peak with A Gathering of Friends. The album is comprised of two acclaimed concert works the composer wrote for the cellist (Cello Concerto and Highwood’s Ghost), plus selections from his scores for Schindler’s List, Lincoln, and Munich. Featuring Williams himself conducting the New York Philharmonic, A Gathering of Friends also includes special appearances by guitarist Pablo Sáinz-Villegas and harpist Jessica Zhou.
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Wheeling Symphony to feature Yo-Yo Ma at performance

WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) — The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra announced that world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma will perform with them next season. There is no word yet on when that concert will be. Conductor John Devlin told the news to the crowd at Thursday’s “Baroque and Beyond” concert.
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Composer John Williams and cellist Yo-Yo Ma bring together 'A Gathering of Friends'

"I'd already learned about this wunderkind who played cello, and was very excited to meet him when he came to the [Boston] Pops for one of our television recordings," recalls John Williams, renowned composer of unforgettable film scores like Star Wars and Jurassic Park, of his first hearing another musical star, the cellist Yo-Yo Ma. "I was enormously impressed with this fantastically mature art from such a young person."

Lied Center announces rest of 2022-23 lineup, including Yo-Yo Ma

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Lied Center announced its full 2022-23 season lineup on Monday. It is bringing in more than 30 shows between the fall of this year and August of next year. The Broadway season was announced in March, and all of those shows are available to...

Yo-Yo Ma Wins Birgit Nilsson Foundation Prize

The Birgit Nilsson Foundation President, Susanne Rydén has announced that the 2022 Birgit Nilsson Prize will be awarded to the cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The prize compromises $1 million USD, the largest in classical music, awarded to artists and institutions who have contributed an important chapter to music history. The...