HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - When Hattiesburg Public School District strings teacher Jorge (HOR' heh) Gonzalez returned from a trip to perform with the Mobile Symphony Orchestra, he brought back a special gift for his students: a video-taped message from world-famous cello player Yo-Yo Ma.
Gonzalez and the rest of the Mobile symphony musicians were appearing with the cellist in October.
On the night of the performance, Gonzalez met Yo-Yo Ma backstage and taped the message.
Gonzalez told The Hattiesburg American (http://hatne.ws/RSvC5T ) that the cellist told the students that what they are doing is not something that everybody can do, and that every note they play should come from deep inside them.
Information from: The Hattiesburg American, http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com
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