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Yo-Yo Ma with CSO in world premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen's 'Cello Concerto' / Chicago Tribune review

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It was perhaps inevitable that Esa-Pekka Salonen and Yo-Yo Ma would one day collaborate on a new work. The artists share a questing spirit that carries them far beyond the sphere ordinary musicians inhabit, Salonen as one of our most thoughtful composers and probing conductors, Ma as one of our most eloquent virtuosos and committed citizens of the musical world at large. The world premiere of Salonen's Cello Concerto, the new work they introduced at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's concert Thursday night March 9, 2017, at Symphony Center was like twin forces of nature coming together. PHOTO: Ting Shen Chicago Tribune

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