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Yo-Yo Ma brings his integrity, focus, and memory to Greek Theatre marathon Bach performance / San Francisco Classical Voice

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In a welcome pause after a dreadful week of national fracture, strategic distraction, and traumatic amnesia, Yo-Yo Ma brought his exceptional gift of integrity, focus, and memory in a marathon performance of the six Bach suites for solo cello. At the University of California's Hearst Greek Theatre, before a sold-out audience of thousands, the 63-year-old Ma played for two-and-a-half hours straight, breaking only to acknowledge the crowd's enthusiasm between suites with a rapturous smile and arms outstretched, seemingly half in pride and half in gratitude.

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