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Essential Arts & Culture: Yo-Yo Ma seduces; PST: LA/LA officially lifts off; mourning a theater innovator

Essential Arts & Culture: Yo-Yo Ma seduces; PST: LA/LA officially lifts off; mourning a theater innovator

A searing cello solo. Latin American art takes over Los Angeles. And the passing of a great man of the stage. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s essential arts news:

Yo-Yo Ma commands the Bowl

It was, reports Times classical music critic Mark Swed, “an unquestionably great, memorable Bowl occasion.” For more than 2½ hours on Tuesday night, cellist Yo-Yo Ma played all six of Bach’s solo cello suites straight through. Writes Swed: “With the Bowl doing everything right — the lighting, the mood, the outstanding sound system — Ma made the...

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