Famend cellist Yo-Yo Ma (above) introduced a classical music deal with to these getting their Covid-19 vaccination final Saturday.
He was on the Berkshire Group Faculty in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, together with his spouse Jill Hornor to get his second jab when a nurse noticed his cello.
When requested if he may play one thing for many who have been ready throughout the 15-minute commentary interval after getting the shot, the 65-year-old musician gladly obliged.
Throughout his impromptu live performance, he performed a choice of recognisable classical items, together with Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 In G Main, Prelude and Franz Schubert’s Ave Maria.
For the reason that begin of the pandemic, Ma has been utilizing mellow cello tunes to convey consolation to music lovers together with his Songs Of Consolation sequence on-line.
In March final yr, he wrote on Twitter: “In as of late of tension, I needed to discover a solution to proceed to share a number of the music that offers me consolation.”
Final Saturday’s shock efficiency was not his first throughout the pandemic.
In September final yr, he performed a sequence of concert events from the again of a truck with pianist Emanuel Ax for important employees within the Berkshires area, the place he lives a part of the yr.
He additionally launched an album in December with pianist Kathryn Stott, titled Songs Of Consolation And Hope, with all royalties going to assist different musicians who’ve been affected by the pandemic.