Yo-Yo Ma used the waiting time after getting his second coronavirus shot to put on a 15-minute concert
- Cellist Yo-Yo Ma put on a 15-minute concert after getting his second COVID-19 vaccine shot.
- He performed for healthcare workers in a Massachusetts vaccine site during his observation period.
- Exactly a year ago, Ma began uploading performances to help people get through the pandemic.
Renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma performed for 15 minutes after he got his second dose of the
Ma performed for workers at the Berkshire Community College in Massachusetts during his post-shot observation period, local outlet The Berkshire Eagle reported.Richard Hall of the Berkshire COVID-19 Vaccine Collaborative told the outlet that Ma wanted "to give something back."
"In these days of anxiety, I wanted to find a way to continue to share some of the music that gives me comfort. The first of my #SongsOfComfort: Dvořák - "Going Home." he wrote in a tweet on March 13, 2020. "Stay safe."The Eagle also reported this isn't the first time Ma has surprised essential workers by performing. In September, he and pianist Emanuel Ax played a series of surprise pop-up concerts in Pittsfield and Lee, Massachusetts.
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