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Cello

In this episode of On Being, host Krista Tippett interviews cellist Yo-Yo Ma about his work decoding musical creations across time and space.

"In his art, Yo-Yo Ma resists fixed boundaries, and would like to rename classical music just 'music' — born in improvisation, and traversing territory as vast and fluid as the world we inhabit. In this generous and intimate conversation, he shares his philosophy of curiosity about life, and of performance as hospitality."

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, when many recall the millions of Jews and others who died at the hands of the Nazis. It has a special meaning for Robbie Hausmann, cellist for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. His German great-grandmother, Toni Marcus, was one of the 1.1 million people killed at the Auschwitz concentration camp. And when the BPO toured Poland last month, he visited the camp -- to honor her with music. He spoke about it with WBFO's Nick Lippa.


Cellist Stefan Reuss recently stopped by WXXI's studios to discuss his experiences playing chamber music at the Rochester Academy of Medicine for twenty years, in a trio that includes pianist Rebecca Penneys and violinist Mikhail Kopelman. We also discussed the trio's upcoming performance this week on Live from Hochstein

Stephanie Marsh

It's been a great season of Live from Hochstein - with everything from Brahms to brass, world premieres, wind quintet favorites, and Radiohead played by the Eastman Cello Ensemble (along with music by David Liptak, Caleb Burhans, and Arvo Pärt. You can hear this season finale show here: 


Soprano Paulina Swierczek and the Eastman Cello Ensemble will perform music by Heitor Villa-Lobos this week on Live from Hochstein. 

You can see the concert in person at Hochstein or hear the live broadcast on the radio or streaming online, Wednesday May 11th, starting at 12:10pm.