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Classical Pick of the Week: Yo-Yo

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Rostropovich performing Shostakovich's Cello Concerto no. 2. Often neglected piece (most likely due to the first concerto's immense popularity). There are three performances this week featuring the cello (four if you count Lynn Harrell on Saturday). Unfortunately, one of them is sold out (Johannes Moser, who is performing today at Pepperdine and most recently at the Disney Hall with the LA Phil) and another one is most likely sold out.Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax are some of the biggest names in Classical music (you might have seen/heard them perform at the Obama inauguration) and are teaming up once more for an evening of Romantic works by Schumann and Chopin. It's a big seller and might be sold out (or close to it). If tickets are unavailable online, it means there are only a handful of tickets left. Get them if you still can here. Also, the box office sometimes releases extra tickets a day or two before the concert . The concert is this Wednesday.

Fortunately, the AYS is performing at Royce Hall next Sunday in a free performance of the Shostakovich Cello Concerto no. 2, with Peter Stump as the soloist. Peter Stumpf is the LA Phil principal cellist (the one in the front). The concert starts at 7 PM.