Yo-Yo Ma returns to Tanglewood this summer for four concerts featuring collaborations with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, the Boston Cello Quartet and more. On August 2, 2015, Ma joins Andris Nelsons, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and BSO principal violist Steven Ansell in a performance of Strauss’s Don Quixote. The performance is part of Tanglewood’s season celebration of the 400th anniversary of the publication of Cervantes’ seminal work. Then on August 7, Yo-Yo Ma reunites with Emanuel Ax and violinist Leonidas Kavakos for an all-Brahms program at Seiji Ozawa Hall.

For the second time in their performance history at Tanglewood, Ma and Ax perform a complete cycle of Beethoven’s Cello Sonatas. The recital takes place on August 9 in the Koussevitzky Music Shed.

In a special event on August 13, Ma joins fellow cellists Mike Block, Monika Leskovar, and Giovanni Sollima, and the Boston Cello Quartet—comprised of BSO cellists Mihail Jojatu, Alexandre Lecarme, Adam Esbensen, and Blaise Déjardin—for an Ozawa Hall program entitled A Distant Mirror, exploring the musical worlds and contemporary resonances of the 16th and 17th centuries, including the impact of Shakespeare and Cervantes.

Discover the 2015 Tanglewood season here.