Yo-Yo Ma and YOLA
Greetings from Boston! I've been following the final leg of the LA Philharmonic's North American tour, and for this last stop, some young musicians from Youth Orchestra LA have joined in. They have visited several nucleos of El Sistema USA here in Boston and I'll have more info on that in a future blog post...and on Arts Alive this Saturday.
A highlight for the young musicians (ages 15-16) came a couple of nights ago when they got prime seats for a recital by the great cellist Yo-Yo Ma at Symphony Hall. After the performance--in fact, after the third(!) encore, the YOLA musicians got a special treat, which you can see in the video below.
High-fives from the top cellist of our generation. Not a bad way to end a day!
Oh...and saying "Cheese!" is so for non-musicians.