In a career spanning four decades, internationally revered cellist Yo-Yo Ma has dazzled the world as both a musician and a champion for culture’s impact on humanity. For one night only, he joins the CSO, conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto, for an evening of transformative music. Ma brings his “warm, singing tone” (Boston Classical Review) to Elgar’s Cello Concerto, a lament for a lost world in the aftermath of the Great War. Elgar’s elegiac work is juxtaposed with Tchaikovsky’s explosive Fourth Symphony, an exploration of the importance of joy, hope and optimism in the face of adversity.

This is a Priority Access Concert. To secure seats today, become a Curated series subscriber or Create Your Own series. Individual tickets are currently available only for CSO subscribers and donors of $200+; qualifying patrons will be able to purchase tickets with a promo code or by contacting Patron Services. Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Thursday, January 5, 2023.

Ticket holders are invited to a free preconcert conversation featuring Laura Prichard in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The conversation will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets required.

  • Venue
    Symphony Center
  • Price Range
  • Length
    2 hours
  • Preconcert Conversation
    with Laura Prichard
Monday, May 1, 2023
7:30 PM

Cello Concerto


Symphony No. 4


This concert is generously sponsored by The Negaunee Foundation.

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