The celebrated cellist is accompanied on piano by his long-time friend and collaborator Kathryn Stott. We don’t know what the programme will be, but their pandemic album Songs of Comfort and Hope had 21 tracks ranging across modern arrangements of traditional folk tunes, canonical pop songs, jazz standards, and mainstays from the western classical repertoire. That could make for a promising evening; Yo-Yo Ma’s current obsession though is Our Common Nature, “a celebration of the ways nature can reinvigorate the human experiment, reuniting us in pursuit of a common future …” It’s a broad and searching initiative that explores ways in which we can heal, and enrich, our relationship with the world around us, typically being realised as left-field collaborations and on-site explorations that may well inform this concert. Prices start at a very reasonable level.
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