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Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax Add Third Brahms Cello Sonata to 2/23 Program at Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall today announced a program update for the recital by cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax scheduled for Sunday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage.

The duo will add a third Brahms cello sonata to the program-Brahms's Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major (transcribed to D Major for cello)-replacing the previously announced New York premiere of The MAX Duo by Anders Hillborg. The premiere of this new work has been postponed to a future date due to preparation time constraints. The other works on the program remain as previously announced.

This February 23 recital, part of Emanuel Ax's three-concert retrospective this season featuring the music of Brahms, is also the first annual Isaac Stern Memorial Concert at Carnegie Hall. The performance will air on WQXR 105.9 FM in New York and on stations nationwide as part of the Carnegie Hall Live broadcast and digital series, produced by WQXR and Carnegie Hall in collaboration with American Public Media.

The concert is set for Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, featuring: Yo-Yo Ma, Cello and EMANUEL AX, Piano.


Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 38
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major (transcribed to D Major for cello by Paul Klengel)
Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99

Tickets, priced $55 to $175, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website,

For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit Artists, programs, and prices are subject to change.

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