On 13 April world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma gave a performance in the US, in a park in Laredo near the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge that connects the United States and Mexico, playing Bach's "Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Cello", NPR News reported.
The performance was dedicated to a celebration of the relationship between the two border cities: Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, according to The Hill.
Yo-Yo Ma, world renowned cellist, just started playing Bach in Laredo, under the international bridge to Mexico.— Silvia Foster-Frau (@SilviaElenaFF) April 13, 2019
His next stop: Nuevo Laredo.@ExpressNews article coming soon. pic.twitter.com/s5knvoTO1s
In August 2018, Yo-Yo Ma began a two-year tour to perform Johann Sebastian Bach's suites for solo cello in 36 locations around the world, according to Bach project website.
The celebrated musician has visited the US, Germany, Canada, India, Puerto Rico and Mexico as part of the ongoing musical celebration
According to the performer's schedule, in 2019 he will give concerts in Peru, Chile, Spain, Austria, Greece and Australia, finishing his two-year journey in New Zealand's Christchurch, a city traumatized by the March gun massacre at two mosques, which saw 50 people killed.
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