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Yo-Yo Ma Performs Elgar Cello Concerto with Atlanta Symphony Tonight

Yo-Yo Ma Performs Elgar Cello Concerto with Atlanta Symphony Tonight

Renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma will return to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) to perform Elgar's Cello Concerto tonight, April 2, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center.

The program, which will be led by Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles, will also include Brahms's Symphony No. 4.

A limited number of onstage seats are now available for this performance. Tickets are $200 and must be purchased by calling 404-733-4800. Additional details are available at aso.org/yoyoma.

About the Repertoire

ELGAR Cello Concerto: In the spring of 1918, following a long and painful illness finally diagnosed as tonsillitis, Edward Elgar underwent surgery. The composer's daughter, Carice, recalled: "He was in a great deal of pain for several days; (there) were not anything like the sedatives that we have now, but nevertheless he woke up one morning and asked for pencil and paper".

BRAHMS Symphony No. 4: Johannes Brahms composed his Fourth (and final) Symphony during the summers of 1884 and 1885, while vacationing in the Alpine village of Mu?rzzuschlag.

About the Artists

Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles is currently in his 13th year of artistic partnership with Music Director Robert Spano. One of today's most consistently acclaimed conductors.

Yo-Yo Ma's multi-faceted career is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences, and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal.

About the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO), currently in its 69th season, is one of America's leading orchestras. It performs great music, presents leading artists, educates and engages music lovers. The ASO serves as the cornerstone for artistic development and music education in the southeast. It performs more than 200 concerts each year for a combined audience of more than a half million in a full schedule of performances. It also reaches more than 87,000 students and underserved members of the community through its education and community outreach programs.

All single tickets for the 2013-2014 season are on sale now, and available online at atlantasymphony.org or by calling 404.733.5000. Tickets may also be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, and the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office, located in the Woodruff Arts Center at 15th and Peachtree Streets. Box office hours are Monday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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