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 € for young people
29 € for Dresden-Pass

About the Concert

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 Capuçon
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 Capuçon


Born in Chambéry, Capuçon began playing the cello at the age of five. He studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris with Philippe Muller and Annie Cochet-Zakine, and later with Heinrich Schiff in Vienna. Now a household name in his native France, Capucon appears on screen and online in shows such as Prodiges, Now Hear This, Symphony Pour La Vie, and The Artist Academy, and is a guest presenter on Radio Classique in the show Les Carnets de Gautier Capuçon.

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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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