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Yo-Yo Ma: Profiling the world’s greatest living cellist

First published on 7 Jun 2012. Updated on 7 Jun 2012.
Time Out traces the journey of the man behind the Silk Road Project, the world’s greatest living cellist, Yo-Yo Ma.
We could call Yo-Yo Ma the world’s greatest ambassador of the cello – that is, if it weren’t so limiting. An artistic… Read More >

Mark Fisher on The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart at the Tron Theater of Glasgow

A small academic industry is building around the work of David Greig. Books are appearing with titles such as The Sense of Place and Identity in David Greig’s Plays and the forthcoming Transnational Identities. You can imagine the playwright himself would be bemused by such attention. It… Read More >

Joyce McMillan on The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart at the Victorian Bar, Tron Theatre, Glasgow

4 stars ****
As the Devil points out halfway through the evening, there is no peace for the wicked. Down you go to your local pub, and who should be there but the National Theatre of Scotland, in the shape of a touring company of five terrific actor-musicians, led by the gorgeous Madeleine Worrall… Read More >

Neil Cooper on the Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart at the Tron Theater of Glasgow

The National Theatre of Scotland’s ongoing adventures in popular culture have impressed by avoiding any artistic tourism.
Designed to be played in spit-and sawdust-pubs, and performed here by five actor/musicians in the Tron’s atmospheric Victorian Bar, we’re introduced to the shy young… Read More >

Wynton Marsalis plays homage to Von Freeman


August 29, 2012
Howard Reich
Just moments after Wynton Marsalis took the stage of Orchestra Hall on Tuesday night he addressed a subject on many people’s minds: Chicago tenor saxophonist Von Freeman, who died earlier this month at age 88.
“He was a legend,” Marsalis told a crowded… Read More >