Renowned cellist and living legend, Yo-Yo Ma will perform at the Palace Theatre on January 12, 2012.
Yo-Yo Ma joins the orchestra for the greatest of all cello concertos, the Dvorak Concerto, from 1895. The concerto is perhaps Dvorak's most personal and deeply felt work. In addition to the Dvorak, Yo-Yo Ma will play a poignant recent work by John Williams, his brief Elegy.
An early masterwork by Dvorak's great friend and colleague, Johannes Brahms, is also on the program. His Variations on a Theme of Haydn, his first major purely orchestral masterpiece, is an absolutely ingenious, 18 minute long, set of variations on the "St. Anthony" Chorale.
Also on the program, a radiant, joyous world premiere composition by young American composer Clint Needham, "Everyday Life," celebrates the joys and travails of parenthood.