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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Performs Bach’s Cello Suites in Free Concert for Chicago

Yo-Yo Ma shared that Bach's cellos suites have served as "a sanctuary for [him in] good times and less good times."

Get to know the musicians — and music — behind VOLTA, Cirque du Soleil’s latest show

"I saw my first Cirque du Soleil show when I was about 10 years old," recalls percussionist and band leader Ben Todd ahead of a recent performance. "I'd already been playing drums for quite a while before then, but something about seeing a live band with the acrobatics on stage and being in this unique environment of a Big Top, ...

Sitarist Anoushka Shankar on Sexism, Collaboration, Her Return “Home” to the United States

"The word 'collaboration' is an umbrella term, really. One doesn't just get up on stage and 'jam' with an orchestra the way you might with a guitarist or someone else."

Watch ‘Invitation to a Die-In,’ A Moving Musical Memorial to Unarmed Black Men Killed by Police

"My heart began to race when I was listening to this piece for the first time. It’s upsetting for me to listen to. I don’t like this piece,” composer Nkeiru Okoye said.

This Classical Music-Inspired Cocktail Is A “Ravelation”

If you like to accompany your favorite pieces of classical music with a cocktail, try this drink that pairs perfectly with a sonata by Ravel.