Yo-Yo Ma is an icon around the world for his staggering talent and extraordinary technique, his warmth and charisma, and his zest for musical partnerships. Whether he’s appearing as an orchestral soloist, with any number of chamber music partners, or collaborating with the biggest stars in bluegrass, he draws audiences in with compelling, committed performances.
On the recital stage, Ma has a long and fruitful performing and recording partnership with pianist 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. They make their first appearance together at Symphony Hall since 2015. Together, they perform works by Gabriel Fauré, Sérgio Assad, Antonín Dvořák, Arvo Pärt, Dmitri Shostakovich, and César Franck.
Be there when Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott share a virtuosic and moving evening of music!
Performance program for Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott
Gabriel Fauré | Berceuse, Op. 16
Sérgio Assad | Menino
Antonín Dvořák | Songs my Mother Taught Me
Fauré | Papillon, Op. 77
Allegro non troppo
Approx. 10 min.
Recitativo - Fantasia
Allegretto poco mosso
“Ma and Stott played… with a single-minded sense of ensemble that goes beyond well-rehearsed and clearly marked musical choices to the respect and affection of good friends who have made music together for nearly four decades—all in all, a grand evening. ”Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel