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How music can be like touch during these socially distant times / Washington Post Q&A with Yo-Yo Ma

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Since March, national arts reporter Geoff Edgers has been grounded by the novel coronavirus. So every Friday and many Tuesday afternoons, he hosts The Washington Post's first Instagram Live show from his barn in Concord, Mass. So far, he has interviewed, among others, comedian Sarah Cooper, magician Penn Jillette, director Paul Feig, musician Annie Lennox and talk show host Chelsea Handler. Recently, he spoke to cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Here are some excerpts from their conversation.