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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Krannert Center Events: 2023-2024 Season

About This Event

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s multi-faceted career is testament to his enduring belief in culture’s power to generate trust and understanding. With partners from around the world and across disciplines, he creates programs that stretch the boundaries of genre and tradition to explore music-making as a means not only to share and express meaning, but also as a model for the cultural collaboration he considers essential to a strong society. Yo-Yo Ma is joined by longtime collaborator 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 including 2020's Songs of Comfort and Hope in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The first five pieces will be played as a set.

Gabriel Fauré: Berceuse, Op. 16
Antonín Dvořák: Songs My Mother Taught Me
Sérgio Assad: Menino
Nadia Boulanger: Cantique
Gabriel Fauré: Papillon, Op. 77
Dmitri Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40

20-minute Intermission

Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel
César Franck: Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano

Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 7:30PM in the Foellinger Great Hall

See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.

Featured Items from MPAL's Collection

Yo-Yo Ma, Kathryn Stott - Ol' Man River (Official Video)