51.Yo-Yo Ma dressed himself in his black coattails, walking onto the stage amid deafening
applause. __51__ a cello in his hands, he sat down on the concert chair. Then the melody began,
stealing out into the hushed hall and __52__a shadowy, empty atmosphere. Slowly the music
grew into a painful furor, gripping everyone’s heart. Eventually, the cello created a hollow rattle
and then back to dead silence.
After a brief silence, Ma stood up, looked across the audience, __53__ his hand, and invited
someone to come to the stage. Smailovic stood up from the seat and walked down the aisle
__54__ Ma left the stage to meet him. They hugged passionately. Everyone in the hall was
__55__ excited __55__ they clapped, shouted, and cheered nonstop. Ma was elegant and __56__
in appearance.__57___, Smailovic dressed himself in stained and tattered motorcycle suit. He
wore long hair and his mustache framed a face which looked old beyond his age. His face __58__
The audience gave them a standing ovation. They were so excited to __59__ such a person,
who shook his cello in the face of bombs, death, and ruins. It was then __60__ the audience
realize music is a gift that can soothe, inspire, and unite people when people need it most!
【題組】 51 .
(C) To hold