Dvořák's Cello Concerto with Gautier Capuçon

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Music from three Eastern Europeans gives this program a delightfully colorful sound palette. Dvořák began his enticing concerto while living in New York, but upon returning to Europe, he learned that a woman he’d once loved had died. His youthful song to her permeates this work. Gramophone called Monsieur Capuçon’s recording of it “magical." Kodály’s Dances of Galánta is raucous yet vibrant, and Bartók’s ballet suite in one act features a huge orchestra playing music with dark and totally dramatic undertones.

The Thursday Matinee concerts are endowed by a gift in memory of Rhoda Goldman.

"Gautier Capuçon plays the cello with the control and wisdom of a much older musician. The lightness of his touch and the consistent clarity of his bow strokes are quite admirable in themselves, but when combined with an uncanny sweetness of tone in the higher registers they are breathtaking." GRAMOPHONE




Juraj Valčuha


San Francisco Symphony


Concert length is approximately 2 hours.

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Gautier Capuçon performs Dvořák's Cello Concerto with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra:

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  1. Wed, May 29, 2013 at 8:00pm

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  2. Thu, May 30, 2013 at 2:00pm

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  3. Fri, May 31, 2013 at 8:00pm

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  4. Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 2:00pm

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Pre- and post-show Events

Inside Music, an informative talk with Scott Foglesong, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders.

Meet Gautier Capuçon at a CD signing in the Symphony Store following the May 30, 31, and June 2 concerts.

Special Offer

Share two glasses of bubbly, two chocolate covered strawberries and two delectable truffles for just $21 at your concerts at Davies Symphony Hall. Call (415) 252-1937 to pre-order for intermission. Orders must be placed by 3:30pm the day before the concert. Pick-up is available on all levels.