Amazing and versatile, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, 57 — who has been honored with 16 Grammy awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom — appears next week in Northern California recitals with pianist Kathryn Stott. The program includes works by Stravinsky, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, Guarnieri, De Falla, Messiaen and Brahms.
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The Silk Road is the network of trade routes crisscrossing Eurasia from China to the Mediterranean going back 3,000 years in history and first brought to public consciousness in the West in the 13th century by Marco Polo. Read More