The original version of Assad’s “The Last Song,” performed and recorded by renowned musicians such as guitarist David Russell, violoncellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Assad brothers.
“a loving instrumental that does ache.” – ALL MUSIC GUIDE
“Clarice Assad’s The Last Song, summed up the evening. That the audience didn’t seem to breathe until the final, hushed note of The Last Song had completely drifted away was magic indeed.” – CHICAGO CLASSICAL REVIEW
“The second encore, appropriately titled “The Last Song,” was a lovely, long-phrased melody showcasing the steady shine of Ma’s tone. Written by Sergio Assad’s daughter Clarice, it was so spellbinding in this performance that rapt silence followed its final measure for nearly 10 seconds.” – INDYSTAR.COM