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Yo-Yo Ma, Kathryn Stott - Songs of Comfort and Hope is the WFMT: 'Featured New Release'

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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Kathryn Stott's newest collaboration, Songs of Comfort and Hope, is inspired by the series of recorded-at-home musical offerings that Ma began sharing in the first days of the COVID-19 lockdown in the United States. The album includes 21 new recordings, which span modern arrangements of traditional folk tunes, canonical pop songs, jazz standards, and mainstays from the western classical repertoire. "Songs are little time capsules of emotions: they can contain long-lost dreams and desires, and feelings of great spirit, optimism, and unity," Ma and Stott write of their new album.

For December 14, 2020, Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott: Songs of Comfort and Hope is the WFMT: Chicago 'Featured New Release'