Yo-Yo Ma is used to playing for a full house in concert halls and auditoriums, but the renowned cellist found a rapt audience on social media when he attempted to balance out the current frightening headlines with a soothing performance for his followers.
On Friday night (March 13), Ma picked up his cello and played his rendition of Antonín Dvořák's "Going Home" from 1893's Symphony No. 9. Ma has recorded a version of the Czech composer's song with his Silk Road Ensemble and banjoist and singer Abigail Washburn for their 2016 album Sing Me Home, which won the Grammy for the world music album in 2017. (Additionally, Sing Me Home reached No. 1 on the Billboard classical crossover albums chart.)