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Live with Carnegie Hall: A Tribute to Lynn Harrell

Thursday, May 21, 2020 2PM ET

American cellist Lynn Harrell’s half-century career placed him in the highest echelon of performing artists. A superstar roster of 12 fellow cellists celebrate Harrell’s life, including performances of Klengel’s Hymnus and the Preludio from Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas brasileiras No. 1.

FEATURING: Gautier Capuçon, Evelyn De Silva-Maisky, Zlatomir Fung, Alban Gerhardt, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Yo-Yo Ma, Mischa Maisky, Johannes Moser, Daniel Müller-Schott, Christian Poltéra, Jan Vogler, and Alisa Weilerstein.

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For over a half century, Lynn Harrell has been revered as one of the world’s most brilliant and beloved cellists of all time.

Once in a generation a cellist makes an irrefutable claim to the Elgar Concerto. For years the piece belonged to Paul Tortelier (onetime Boston Symphony Orchestra principal cellist); the charismatic and tragic Jacqueline DuPre made it her own. And last night Lynn Harrell took possession of the piece and won both the audience’s undivided attention and a standing ovation that recalled him to the stage four times.

Harrell responds both to the famous elegiac element in Elgar and to the robust, sinewy and ruddy-cheeked side, both aspects joined on a long, singing through-line. From the opening gesture, Harrell embraced us and didn’t put us down, gently but with a flourish, until the end. His playing was bold, imaginative, and surpassingly sensitive…fully human and rich in detail

– BOSTON GLOBE

HANNOAH ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS

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FEATURING LYNN HARRELL AS ANSEL EVANS

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY ANGIE SU

A TWO SEAS MEDIA CO-PRODUCTION