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Yo-Yo Ma performs Oct. 1 in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma will perform a solo program of Bach music Oct. 1 in Wentz Concert Hall.

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma graces the stage of North Central College’s acoustically stunning Wentz Concert Hall Oct. 1 for a rare solo performance.

The acclaimed classical music envoy will perform selected works by Bach. Ma earned the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance in 1985 for “Bach: Unaccompanied Cello Suites.” His interpretations of Bach were the subject of a six-part film series, “The Cello Suites Inspired by Bach,” and in 1998 Ma released a second audio recording of Bach works based on the soundtrack of the film series.

Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky composer-in-residence

Faculty and students are enjoying the rare chance to collaborate with a composer of international fame. Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky, North Central's composer-in-residence, is sharing his vast experience that includes commissions for renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, countless movie scores and other international projects. A native of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, he most recently has been a composer-in-residence at Harvard University and Dartmouth College.

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