Cellist Yo-Yo Ma will perform J.S. Bach’s six cello suites live from the studios of WGBH on Sunday, May 24 at 3pm, a memorial for those we have lost in the pandemic and a tribute to the resilience of our communities. Presented by WCRB Classical Radio Boston, the two-and-a-half-hour performance will air live and uninterrupted on WGBH 2. The performance will also stream live worldwide right here on WGBH.org, on Yo-Yo Ma’s YouTube channel, and at ClassicalWCRB.org.

Ma’s offering of music comes in the midst of the now-rescheduled final leg of his Bach Project, a tour of the complete cello suites to 36 communities on six continents, part of a larger conversation about how culture can help us to imagine and build the world we want.

Ma will perform the six suites in isolation from WGBH’s Fraser Studio, with each element of the production managed remotely by a single person and using robotic cameras.