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5.8.14

Yo-Yo Ma Plays Dvořák


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Dvořák, Cello Concerto, Yo-Yo Ma, Berlin Philharmonic, L. Maazel
Charles T. Downey, Yo-Yo Ma, National Symphony and an excellent Dvorak cello concerto (Washington Post, August 4, 2014)
On one hand, it was a foregone conclusion that the amassed public went wild for Yo-Yo Ma’s concert with the National Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night. The tickets in Wolf Trap’s Filene Center and on the lawn had sold out quickly, and people had battled the road-choking traffic, vast crowd and mild rain just to get there. On the other hand, Ma has a long history with Dvorak’s cello concerto, and he and the orchestra gave an excellent, if not perfect, performance of it... [Continue reading]
National Symphony Orchestra
With Yo-Yo Ma (cello) and Thomas Wilkins (conductor)
Filene Center at Wolf Trap

2 comments:

Nigel Boon /NSO said...

Hello Charles - the encore was the Sarabande from JS Bach's Cello Suite No.6
(I just tried to post this on the Post comments section but was not able to do so)

Anonymous said...

Actually, it's "Make Your Garden Grow."