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Nicholas Ma—a producer of the award-winning Fred Rogers documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, which received Independent Spirit and Producers Guild awards—has directed a short, loving portrait of his father, Yo-Yo Ma. The film, Suite No. 1, Prelude, focuses on the nuances of craft and the drive for perfection, detailing the world-renowned cellist’s endeavor, at age 61, to record Bach’s Cello Suites for the third and, he says, final time.
This film was co-produced by Jonathan Bays and Graham Willoughby, with cinematography by Matt Porwoll and editing by Jeff Malmberg.
Join us at Juilliard for a special screening of this 15-minute film followed by a discussion between Ma and President Woetzel.
The film has been on display at Juilliard since March 2020 as part of the JuilliART initiative. Launched in 2018, JuilliART aims to bring visual perspectives into common spaces, providing a rotating series of art works to advance the creative spirit at Juilliard. The initiative supports Juilliard’s mission to provide the whole community with an environment of continual thinking, inquiry, and inspiration.
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