Stories » Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott set to play Omaha's Holland Center / KIOS Radio

Top 10 for Aug

Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott set to play Omaha's Holland Center / KIOS Radio

Bookmark and Share

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and internationally recognized pianist Kathryn Stott perform in recital at the Holland Center tomorrow evening at 7:30. The duo have known one another for years and have performed and traveled together extensively around the world. Ma says Tuesday night's concert features music that represents snapshots of life. He says he and Stott had an idea of marking the memories of a person's life through music so they chose pieces for the program that are evocative of the phases of life everyone goes through. "This is our personal reflection on what an arc of life is like for everybody.  And this is an invitation that anybody can do the same.  It's another way of being present in your own life and thinking about things.  That's one set."

Ma says the next set is the Sonata in D minor by Shostakovich which represents the kind of memories that build on empathy.  The second half of the program features a piece called Il bell'Antonio, written by a friend of Ma's, also a cellist.  And the program ends with a work Cesar Franck wrote as a wedding gift for a friend. 

SEE THE FULL KIOS: Radio Omaha PAGE

SEE NEWS6 - WOWT POST