Yoyo Ma @ the Shed

Koussevitzky Music Shed @ Tanglewood is the major venue, which is named after the Russia-born conductor Serge Koussevitzky (wiki, 1874-1951) who spent 25 years (1924-49) with BSO.

We take in the Friday evening concert @ 8 pm and Saturday morning rehearsal @ 10:30 am. Both are great, and we’re pretty lucky with the weather – foretasted as raining.

They’ve added many amenities – eateries to building. The compound is nicely kept – thanks for us too -:) we keep it clean as much as we can – after the performance, look, how clean and green it is!

The ushers are mostly volunteers. One older lady I spoke with, she was doubting her outfit, oh boy. She looks so put together, to me. The old fashioned bell and bell ringer.


David Zinman, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

MOZART Symphony No. 25
SCHUMANN Cello Concerto
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2

Watching David Zinman diligently working, arms flying and all, I thought he looks like a hand-pull noodle maker 手拉面.

Ma Yoyo is world renowned cellist. I used to see him often in the past, when he played the classical pieces, as vs now, in 2010 and after, more of modern pieces. Emanuel Ax used to be his piano man for many of his recording.

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