Yo-Yo Ma

The celebrated cello maestro Yo-Yo Ma kicks off a two-week Philadelphia Orchestra celebration of John Williams' music for concert hall and film this week, and Sunday’s concert will be broadcast LIVE at 2 PM here on WRTI.

The centerpiece of this program will be John Williams’ Cello Concerto, written specifically for Yo-Yo Ma, at the suggestion of Seiji Ozawa.

WRTI's Mark Pinto, host of the Classical New Releases show, fills you in on the latest and greatest classical music CDs every Saturday at 5 pm. Here are five newly released recordings he recommends:

A remarkable physician and pianist now living in Newtown Square, PA continues to affect the lives of all those he touches. On this week's Philadelphia Music Makers, you'll hear his story and his music. Tune in on Sunday, November 16 at 5 pm for this special show at 90.1 FM or online at wrti.org

Newtown Square Physician Performs With Yo-Yo Ma

Oct 21, 2013

Dunwoody Village Retirement Community in Newtown Square has a unique resident - a retired physician who performed in concert this week with the internationally renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma. As WRTI's Jim Cotter reports, this is but one achievement in a life that has been a series of struggles and successes.

Join us on Sunday, June 17th from 3 to 5 pm for a special broadcast featuring Kurt Masur on the podium.

Program:

Dvořák: Cello Concerto  
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9  

Artists:

Kurt Masur, Conductor        
Yo-Yo Ma, Cello    
Sylvia McNair, Soprano            
Florence Quivar, Mezzo-Soprano            
Stuart Neill, Tenor        
René Pape, Bass

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma

Aug 13, 2010

Legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma reflects on self-discovery and what keeps him enthusiastic.