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A Gala Evening with Yo-Yo Ma

February 25, 2023



Bass Performance Hall


Tickets on sale July 18, 2022

For one-night-only, witness the ultimate artistic mastery of Yo-Yo Ma, one of classical music's best-recognized figures and ambassadors. From performances in the White House to children's television shows and, lately, small community centers for everyday Americans, Ma is the consummate artist, renowned as much for his generosity of spirit and humility as for his musical ability.

Run, don't walk, to the box office to book tickets for an unforgettable performance of composer Edward Elgar's final great offering, the Cello Concerto, a work of unparalleled pathos, its simplicity allowing performers to cut through to listeners' emotional cores in the most profound manner. To open this special evening, Robert Spano conducts another English masterpiece, Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 2, "A London Symphony," setting the stage for the splendor to come.



VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 2, “A London Symphony”

ELGAR: Cello Concerto

Featured Artists

Robert Spano, conductor

Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Post-Concert Gala Dinner

Following the performance will be a black tie Gala dinner. For more information on becoming a dinner sponsor, please contact Malia Nelson at 817.665.6500 x122 or

About the Artists

Robert Spano, conductor

Yo-Yo Ma

Want More Information?

Ahead of this performance, you will be able to find the Bachtales with Buddy pre-concert lecture, a link to the digital program for this concert, and links to guest artist bio pages below!

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