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Colorado Symphony Presents: Yo-Yo Ma Performing J.S. Bach's Unaccompanied Cello Suites at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre

Yo-Yo Ma returns to Colorado kicking off a two-year world tour August 1, 2018



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Yo-Yo Ma returns to Colorado kicking off a two-year world tour August 1, 2018


Apr. 6, 2018 – Denver, CO – The Colorado Symphony announces Yo-Yo Ma performing J.S. Bach’s unaccompanied cello suites at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Yo-Yo Ma’s Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre debut is the first stop in a two-year journey that will bring Bach's complete solo cello suites to a limited number of locations on six continents.

It is a journey motivated not only by the music’s significance in his life — it is among the very first he ever played — but also by Bach’s ability to speak universally. Yo-Yo Ma believes that at a moment when our world is challenged by the pace of change and the strain it can create, audiences old and new will find shared meaning in this music. He has said that when “Bach’s music touches us, it reconnects us to our common humanity.”

Indeed, writing in the New Yorker in December, Alex Ross described Yo-Yo Ma’s performance of the suites at the Hollywood Bowl as "The loveliest experience of my listening year … it was as if music had stilled the world.”

The evening will showcase Yo-Yo Ma performing the solo cello suites while spotlighting Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre as a truly stellar, acoustically-sound, world renowned outdoor venue.

This performance will be his second in greater-Denver in less than a year following an unforgettable sold-out show with the Colorado Symphony at Boettcher Concert Hall on December 10.

Tickets will go on-sale to the public on Friday April 13 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be $175.00, 135.00, 79.50, 59.50 and 39.50 plus all applicable taxes and fees. For more information, please click here.

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Yo-Yo Ma performing J.S. Bach’s unaccompanied cello suites at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre August 1, 2018 is generously supported by Arrow Electronics.

Please note this performance is without members of orchestra and is a standalone showcase featuring Mr. Ma; presented by the Colorado Symphony Association.



Colorado Symphony: Colorado Symphony Presents: Yo-Yo Ma performing Bach

Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Date: Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018

Doors: 6:30 p.m.

Show: 7:30 p.m.  

Location: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre – 18300 W Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO 80465  

Repertoire: BACH - 6 Unaccompanied Cello Suites






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The 2018/19 Colorado Symphony Season is presented by Arrow Electronics and Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. Support also provided by: The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), 9News, United Airlines, and the Colorado Symphony Guild.



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One of the leading orchestras in the United States, the Colorado Symphony performs more than 150 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado. Led by Music Director Brett Mitchell, the Colorado Symphony is home to eighty full-time musicians, representing more than a dozen nations, and regularly welcomes the most celebrated artists from the world of symphonic music and beyond. Every season, the Colorado Symphony serves more than 300,000 people from all walks of life, performing a range of musical styles, from traditional to contemporary. Recognized as an incubator of innovation, creativity, and excellence, the Colorado Symphony continually expands its reach through education, outreach, and programming. The Colorado Symphony partners with the state’s leading musical artists, cultural organizations, corporations, foundations, sports teams, and individuals to expose diverse audiences to the transformative power of music. To learn more, visit



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