World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma put on a touching performance for fellow vaccine recipients waiting in the observation area of the Berkshire Community College.
Yo-Yo Ma completed his vaccination course at the clinic and “wanted to give something back,” Richard Hall of the Berkshire COVID-10 Vaccine Collaborative told The Eagle.
Ma, who has won 18 Grammy Awards and sold millions of records during his career, had his cello with him and was asked if he would use his 15-minute observation period to perform for others. He eagerly went on to play his cello for an applauding audience, in what Hall called a “very special” concert that capped the day’s vaccination event.
Yo-Yo Ma brightened the days of some MA residents Saturday when he gave an impromptu performance after receiving his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Berkshire Community College. Take a listen to his beautiful performance! #yoyoma #berkshire
— Boston 25 News (@boston25) March 14, 2021
Exactly one year before his performance at the clinic, Ma shared a video of himself playing Antonin Dvorak’s “Going Home.” hoping to bring solace amid the fear and uncertainty that marked the early days of the pandemic.
“In these days of anxiety, I wanted to find a way to continue to share some of the music that gives me comfort,” Ma tweeted March 13, 2020.
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