Orchestral Elements

Saturday 21 April 2012

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Gautier Capuçon Cello
Paul McCreesh Conductor

KNOCKNAREA ARENA (Sports Hall)
INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SLIGO 8pm

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Programme

Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 (30’)

– Interval –
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 ‘Pastoral’ (39’)

Elgar’s nostalgic Cello Concerto is always a favourite with concert audiences and for this evening’s programme will be performed by the young French cellist Gautier Capuçon with English conductor Paul McCreesh. Both artists have performed this work regularly together so we can look forward to a very stylish performance. Renowned for his scholarly approach to classical repertoire, Paul McCreesh will definitely bring a fresh concert experience to the much-loved classical masterwork, Beethoven’s “Pastoral”.

Gautier CapuconOne of the world’s leading young cellists, Gautier Capuçon was born in Chambéry in 1981 and began playing the cello at the age of five. A keen chamber musician, Gautier Capuçon has partnered Katia Labèque and Viktoria Mullova, while his other chamber partners include Martha Argerich (with whom he made a tour of Japan), Daniel Barenboim, Yuri Bashmet, Gérard Caussé, Myung-Whun Chung, Hélène Grimaud, Stephen Kovacevich, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Lilya Zilberstein and the Ysaÿe Quartet.

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

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