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Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Billy Keane to offer 'Songs of Comfort' at Hancock Shaker Village / The Berkshire Eagle

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Essential workers and first responders will be the guests of honor Sunday at a virtual concert streamed live from Hancock Shaker Village.

Five musicians - internationally renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma; Grammy Award-winning classical pianist Emanuel Ax; singer/songwriter and public school music teacher Anjimile; singer/songwriter and founding member of The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow Billy Keane; and Chantell McFarland, Berkshires singer/songwriter and pianist for the all-female band Kashmir Souls - and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, will be participating in "Live at the Village: Songs of Comfort."

The event will be performed live at 7 p.m. for a select audience of no more than 50 Berkshire essential workers - teachers, nurses, firefighters, farmers, police officers, grocery store workers, food bank volunteers and others. The performance will be broadcast live on WAMC-FM, and streamed live on WAMC online and on the WAMC app.

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