PITTSBURGH – World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Kathryn Stott, one of Britain’s most versatile and imaginative musicians, are performing together in an evening of exceptional music at Heinz Hall.
“Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott in Recital, Presented by First Niagara,” will be on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $100 and can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412.392.4900, or by visiting the PSO online at www.pittsburghsymphony.org.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will not appear in this performance.
Arguably one of the most famous classical musicians, Mr. Ma last played at Heinz Hall in September 2005. He is a best-selling classical recording artist with a discography of more than 75 albums, including 15 Grammy Award-winners. He also has been awarded the Avery Fisher Prize, Glenn Gould Prize, National Medal of Arts and the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award.
Ms. Stott, who is making her Heinz Hall debut, is a natural collaborator and greatly in demand for chamber music alliances, playing with some of the world’s leading instrumentalists, as well as appearing on major international concert platforms in recitals and concerto performances. She has also directed several distinctive concert series and festivals and has built up an extensive and exceptionally varied catalogue of recordings.
Mr. Ma and Ms. Stott have made several joint recordings, including Soul of the Tango and Obrigado Brazil, which both received Grammy Awards.
The recital features Graham Fitkin’s L, which was commissioned by Ms. Stott for Mr. Ma in honor of his 50th birthday. The program also includes works by Ennio Morricone, George Gershwin, Johannes Brahms, Serge Rachmaninoff and César Camargo Mariano.
The PSO would like to recognize and thank First Niagara for their presenting sponsorship of this recital.