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Yo-Yo Ma: Cellist in chief

By Anne Midgette
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, March 14, 2010
In 1961, Pablo Casals played for John F. Kennedy at the White House. The concert could be seen as a symbol of the importance of the arts to the Kennedy administration, or as a gesture of honor to a great cellist.
But there’s… Read More >

Yo-Yo Ma’s message: There’s always room for cello

By Elysa Gardner, USA TODAY
NEW YORK – Yo-Yo Ma is one of the world’s most famous and prolific classical musicians. But like a number of his projects, his latest album, The Goat Rodeo Sessions, defies categorization.
“Someone described it to me the other day as… Read More >

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 >