James Jacobs tells us the story of the cello, one of the most beloved instruments. Follow its fascinating journey throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, and how the name "cello" came to be, and how it became the sonorous instrument we all love today.
Welcome to our limited series on all the fascinating history, science, and stories of string instruments! We kick off the series with the bow, starting with its history from 2700 BC, taking you a journey to its future in carbon fiber.
Hear from Sheku Kanneh-Mason himself on his thoughts on the Elgar Cello Concerto, which he performs with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore, presented by Washington Performing Arts.