Yo-Yo Ma

Entertainment

Yo-Yo Ma brings the cool factor to classical music. The world-renowned virtuoso cellist has performed for presidents stretching back to Eisenhower and Kennedy, recorded blockbuster film scores and won an unprecedented 18 Grammy Awards. In "The Complete Bach Suites" at UC Berkeley's Greek Theatre, Yo-Yo Ma will play all six of the suites Bach wrote for solo cello. Ma has returned to Bach's cello suites repeatedly throughout his six decade career, and in this performance he imbues the pieces with a new sense of love, warmth and connection. "The New Yorker"'s Alex Ross called Ma's performance "The loveliest experience of my listening year ... it was as if music had stilled the world."

Location:  The Greek Theatre, 2001 Gayley Road, University of California Berkeley

Date:  Sep 30, 2018 7 p.m.