Your father is a master cellist and you need a tight group for your wedding reception, so what do you do? Well, in the case of Emily Horner Ma, the progeny of the world-renowned Yo-Yo Ma, ask your father not to play.
At a church in Lenox, Massachusetts on September 27, Emily Ma had her wedding reception and wanted her father to dismiss himself as a musician for the night and assume the role of "dad." A wonderful sentiment. But was Yo-Yo upset?
But, as WQXR points out, this would mean no arrangements of Wagner's "Bridal Chorus" as the bride made her way to the alter, or tango transcriptions during the alcohol-induced reception dances.
Regardless, Emily married RBC investment banker John Mistovich in front of a crowd of 300 at Trinity Episcopal Church.