Fall Arts Best Bet: Yo-Yo Ma

Bobby McFerrin of “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” fame), and a seemingly tireless dedication to programs that introduce the world of classical music to students, encouraging them to create their own symphony of sound. He calls his latest collection, Songs of Joy & Peace, a “universal holiday house party of  music uniting different forms of joy.” Weds., Oct. 28, 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N. McMullen-Booth Rd., Clearwater, ticket prices to be determined, rutheckerdhall.com. —Franki Weddington

Rarely are instrument and musician so closely associated that they become nigh inseparable in the minds of fans worldwide. Try this: When I say cellist, you say ... Yo-Yo Ma. Perhaps the most famous man to bring bow to strings visits Ruth Eckerd Hall this fall, when he plays Bach’s Six Unaccompanied Cello Suites. Ma’s also got to be one of history’s hardest working musicians: He has 75 albums under his belt — 15 of which are Grammy winners — countless collaborators (including my personal favorite,

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