Yo-Yo Ma makes his IDAGIO Global Concert Hall debut with an homage to Ennio Morricone, the legendary Italian composer and conductor who died earlier this month. Morricone thought of music as “energy, space, and time” — a description that Ma has called “perhaps, the most concise and accurate I’ve ever heard.” Ma’s recital will explore these themes in an energetic program that brings performer and audience on a journey across space and time, from Morricone’s iconic film scores to traditional tunes from Mongolia and America to Schubert and Bach.


Streamed live from the Fraser Performance Studio at WGBH Boston.


The performance will be available to enjoy until 9:30 PM, July 25, 2020.



Morricone: Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission
Schubert: Ellens Gesang III (Ave Maria) op. 52/6 D 839 “Hymne an die Jungfrau”
Saygun: Partita for Solo Violoncello op. 31
Bloch: From Jewish Life: “Prayer”

Morricone: Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso
O’Connor: Appalachia Waltz
Bach: Suite for Solo Violoncello No. 1 in G major BWV 1007: I. Prélude
Jiping: Summer in the High Grassland

Anonymous (Traditional) Simple Gifts
Morricone: The Legend of 1900 (1998): “Playing Love”
Bach: Suite for Solo Violoncello No. 6 in D major BWV 1012 V. Gavotte I – VI. Gavotte II – Gavotte I (da capo) VII. Gigue


A live Q&A will follow the performance.