Orchestra Concert

Gautier Capuçon

Artist and composer in residence enter into dialogue. In addition Bartók's magnificent "Concerto for Orchestra".


Saturday | 5/11/2024
7:30 pm Start of Concert

The concert introduction in the event hall of the Central Library (1st floor) begins one hour before the concert.
Konzertsaal im Kulturpalast, Dresden
Floor Plan
59 | 49 | 42 | 36 | 27 | 20 €
9 € Young People

About the Concert

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Steeply uphill and just as steeply downhill again: Béla Bartók's career had begun as a celebrated child prodigy, but when he had to go to America, it ended almost abruptly. He was seriously ill in hospital in New ork in 1943 when he was commissioned to compose a major work for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Perhaps he suspected that it would be his last work. In any case, he devoted all his remaining energy to it, creating a concerto for orchestra as demanding as it was overwhelming. Actually a symphony in five movements, it combines everything for which Bartók is so beloved: rhythm, drive, the most beautiful tone colors and many musical ideas.
Our artist in residence also loves originality and novelty. For this concert, Gautier Capuçon has chosen the Second Cello Concerto by Lera Auerbach. With the title "Notes of a Madman", Auerbach refers to a story by the Russian Nikolai Gogol - as so often with her, an invitation to the audience to be inspired...


Charles Ives
"Central Park in The Dark"

Lera Auerbach
"Diary of a Madman" Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra

Béla Bartók
Concerto for Orchestra


Lionel Bringuier
Gautier Capucon
Dresdner Philharmonie


Lionel Bringuier

French conductor Lionel Bringuier is one of the most engaging conductors of his generation, praised for his artistic maturity, emotional understanding and insightful programming. He performs with the world's major orchestras and regularly collaborates with leading solo artists both in concert and on critically acclaimed recordings.

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Gautier Capucon


Gautier Capuçon is a true 21st century ambassador for the cello. He performs internationally with many of the world's finest conductors and instrumentalists and is also a passionate ambassador for the Orchestre à l'École association, which brings classical music to more than 40,000 school children across France. In January 2022, Gautier Capuçon set up his own foundation to support young and talented musicians at the beginning of their careers and to strengthen his commitment to young artists. The multiple prize-winner receives worldwide recognition for his musical expressiveness and great virtuosity and the deep sonority of his instrument "L'Ambassadeur" by Matteo Goffriler from 1701.

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Dresdner Philharmonie

Top class!
That is the claim of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra stands for concerts at the highest artistic level, musical education for all ages and looking beyond the musical horizon. Guest performances on almost every continent and collaborations with guests from all over the world have established the reputation of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra in the international classical music world.  

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