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Elgar & Scheherazade

Streaming: Sunday, February 25, at 2:45pm EST

Mendelssohn’s overture starts with four captivating chords, then wham!—the strings take off. Alisa Weilerstein, “the most outstanding cellist to emerge in America since Yo-Yo Ma,” ("Classical Voice North America") plays Elgar’s concerto, written in the aftermath of World War I. Rimsky-Korsakov’s showpiece inspired by the tales of "One Thousand and One Nights" whirls with colossal and dazzling orchestral forces.