ConcertsYo-Yo Ma’s Bach Project: February 2020

Stage and Screen Partner3 months ago5 min

A legend in classical music with over 100 albums and 19 Grammy® Awards.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, will be making his long-awaited South African debut at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, in Cape Town.  On Saturday, 8 February at 7pm, Mr Ma will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello without interval; his visit to Cape Town is part of his global Bach Project, presented locally by Showtime Management.

In August 2018, Yo-Yo Ma began the Bach Project, a two-year journey to play Johann Sebastian Bach’s six suites for solo cello thirty-six times on six continents. Since the project began, Yo-Yo has performed this extraordinary music in iconic and surprising locations including the Odeon of Herodes Atticus on the Acropolis in Athens, the ancient Huaca Pucllana in Lima, the Sydney Opera House, and Millennium Park in Chicago.

Alongside each concert, Mr Ma and his team partner with artists and culture makers, cultural and community organizations, and leaders from across sectors to design conversations, collaborations, and performances. Together with the concerts, these “days of action” invite us all to think differently about the role of culture in society, exploring and celebrating all the ways that culture makes us stronger as individuals, as communities, as a society and as a planet. In Cape Town, as it does all over the world, the Bach Project will explore how culture helps us to find truth, build trust, and act in service of one another.

His Repertoire will feature Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, Bach’s six cello suites each unfold in six movements — 36 movements in all. Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007; Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008; Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009; Suite No. 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010 and Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011; Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012.

Yo-Yo Ma has taken the Bach Project across the globe — and early next year, he brings the Project’s mix of performance, conversation, and cultural action to Cape Town.


Yo-Yo Ma’s Bach Project

Saturday, 08 February 2020, 7pm

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town

The Concert will run for 2 hours, 15 minutes, with no intermission.

Tickets are R900.00 each, and available from Webtickets.

Customers without credit cards can book online and pay in any Pick n Pay store nationwide. Fans are encouraged to only book through the official authorized ticketing agent. There are significant risks in buying from other sources and entry to the concert is not guaranteed.

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