Overview

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
    $75-$399
  • Length
    2 hours
  • Preconcert Conversation
    with Laura Prichard
Schedule
Monday, May 1, 2023
7:30 PM
Program
Elgar

Cello Concerto

Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 4

Sponsors

This concert is generously sponsored by The Negaunee Foundation.


Discover more on Experience CSO
Yo-Yo Ma stresses the role of the arts in bolstering communities
Celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma recently made a surprising admission: He didn’t feel comfortable as a musician until he was 49. That was just 12 years ago, decades after he’d achieved global renown. At the same time, he realized that “my greatest passion was actually people.”
Explore more
Britten, Elgar & Walton
Daniel Barenboim, Carlo Maria Giulini, and Frederick Stock lead the CSO in works by English composers, including Benjamin Britten, Sir Edward Elgar, and Sir William Walton!
Explore more
Gene Pokorny and pals in a tuba ‘first’: Elgar’s ‘Nimrod’
To honor COVID first responders, Gene Pokorny joins an all-star lineup of tuba and euphonium players to perform Edward Elgar’s Nimrod, from The Enigma Variations.
Explore more

Support your orchestra
Give today