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Yo-Yo Ma, cello and Kathryn Stott, piano

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s multi-faceted career is testament to his enduring belief in culture’s power to generate trust and understanding. With partners from around the world and across disciplines, he creates programs that stretch the boundaries of genre and tradition to explore music-making as a means not only to share and express meaning, but also as a model for the cultural collaboration he considers essential to a strong society. Yo-Yo Ma is joined by longtime collaborator Kathryn Stott. Internationally recognized as one of Britain’s most versatile and imaginative pianists, the Washington Post wrote Stott is “every bit Ma’s equal, playing with striking individuality.” Together they have toured the globe and released multiple albums including 2020's Songs of Comfort and Hope in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The first five pieces will be played as a set.

Gabriel Fauré: Berceuse, Op. 16
Antonín Dvořák: Songs My Mother Taught Me
Sérgio Assad: Menino
Nadia Boulanger: Cantique
Gabriel Fauré: Papillon, Op. 77
Dmitri Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40

20-minute Intermission

Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel
César Franck: Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano

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Corporate & Community Bronze Sponsor

  • Comfort Suites

Endowed Sponsors

  • Joan & Peter Hood
  • Trent Shepard

Endowed Co-sponsors

  • Judith & Victor Feldman
  • Kay & John Shaner

Patron Underwriters

  • Jayne & Richard Burkhardt Jr.

Patron Sponsors

  • Anonymous
  • Cecile & Ira Lebenson
  • Patricia Plaut & Kenneth Suslick
  • Shirley & Arthur Traugott
  • Barry Weiner

Patron Co-sponsors

  • Ghazala Ahmad
  • Carol & Carl Belber
  • Melanie Loots & George Gollin
  • Susan & Michael Haney
  • Anne Mischakoff Heiles & William Heiles
  • Peggy & Christopher Huson
  • Maxine Kaler, in loving memory of Jim Kaler
  • Claudia Reich & Gary Olsen
  • Jerry Carden & Timothy Temple
  • Susan & Robert Welke
  • Sarah Wigley
  • Karen & William Wilkinson

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Event Details

Foellinger Great Hall
Sa Apr 06, 2024 - 7:30pm CT
(waiting list)
Advocate 120 / Standard 70 / SC 65 / STU 18 / UI & YTH 10

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