Todays selection is a serendipitous combination of Wikipedia and Youtube’s algo. I have never seen the double bass as a solo instrument and had never heard of Giovanni Bottesini
The soloist is Edgar Meyer, He is skilled at a number of musical genres from world music, classical to bluegrass. He was part of tiny desk concert I posted several months ago with Yo Yo Ma and 2 other bluegrass musicians.
Edgar Meyer joins conductor Cornelia Laemmli Orth and the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra