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By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
Newly vaccinated Massachusetts residents were treated to a mini concert over the weekend when famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma brought out his instrument after getting his second coronavirus shot.
By Associated Press
In a heartfelt call to action to musicians, Ma said it is "your job -- our job -- is to actually move one person at a time."…
By Joshua Barajas
Now is the best time to make a personal connection with an audience of one, the cellist said, “because as a musician, your job — our job — is to actually move one person at a time.”…
By Isabelle Di Rita
For a moment of diversion from difficult news, we have another look at -- and listen to -- some of the music being posted across social media using #SongsOfComfort. Jeffrey Brown has our selections from Yo-Yo Ma’s ongoing project.
World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma weeks ago sought to soothe our anxieties by performing mini concerts that anyone could watch, and he put out a call for others to join him under the hashtag #SongsOfComfort. Many people heeded the call, recording…
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport, Joshua Barajas
Last week, the NewsHour joined master cellist Yo-Yo Ma in asking the public to join the #SongsOfComfort effort and contribute music both old and new. Chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown shares some of what we have received here -- moments…
Yo-Yo Ma has brought joy to listeners for decades with his virtuosic musicianship. Now, he is using his music to offer some comfort to a global audience in the midst of a pandemic that has sparked widespread anxiety and pain.
Yo-Yo Ma, one of the world’s most renowned and beloved musicians, is trying to provide comfort in this time of crisis. Ma has been posting videos of himself performing short pieces and encouraging other musicians -- of all levels --…
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma has recorded more than 100 albums, performed in every marquee concert hall across the globe and played for eight U.S. presidents. This weekend, he gave two outdoor concerts along the U.S.-Mexico border, in an effort to highlight…
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