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Yo-Yo Ma personifies the joy of music before a sold-out Waco Hall / Waco Tribune-Herald

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World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma enthralled a packed Waco Hall Thursday night with soulfully expressive play and a body that mirrored the emotions of the music that came from his bow and his fingertips, If the good and joy of music could find human incarnation, Ma came close in his performance of Dvorak's Cello Concerto with a Waco Symphony Orchestra at the top of its game, surrendering himself to the music at hand. His face smiled at the work's playful passages and strained with passion in more poignant moments. His body swayed during rhapsodic moments, his right foot sometimes leaving the stage in the process.

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