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Yo-Yo Ma on 92Y’s stage at age…19

Mar 21, 2019

Dawn Upshaw, Emanuel Ax and many other world-renowned classical musicians began their careers on 92Y’s stage. Yo-Yo Ma offered this reflection …

My first 92Y recital was in 1974, when Omus Hirschbein was at the Y. One of the things I was so grateful to Omus for was that he believed in me enough to say he would want me to come back to play at the Y every two years. To get an invitation like that was perhaps the greatest gift a budding musician could receive.

Yo-Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma
The New York Times review of Yo-Yo Ma’s first 92Y recital on December 1, 1974
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