NEW TO YOUTUBE | Yo-Yo Ma Performs #SongsofComfort

The famed cellist plays Mark O’Connor's "Appalachia Waltz" from his living room

This video was originally released on May 15, 2020, as part of Yo-Yo Ma’s #SongsOfComfort project. Launched at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the initiative aims to provide comfort in a time of anxiety and fear.

Thousands of people around the world have uploaded their own songs of comfort this past year.