Yo-Yo Ma demands to go open-airNews
The cellist has asked organisers of the Prague leg of his Bach Suites world tour to move his recital next month from the Rudolfinum concert hall to the banks of the Vlatava River.
Covid is not mentioned in his request but appears to be implicit.
Yo-Yo Ma says: This concert is a stop on the way to sharing this music with people seeking balance and comfort in a moment of unprecedented change. I share this music that has helped shape the development of my life in the hope that it will stimulate a conversation about culture as a source of solution that we need… Bach’s cello suites were my constant musical companions. For almost six decades, they have provided me with energy, comfort and joy in times of stress, celebration and loss. How powerful is this music that, even today, after three hundred years, it still helps us to go through troubled times?