Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé and Dvořák

The New York Philharmonic

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Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé and Dvořák


David Geffen Hall

Price Range



1 hour & 30 minutes with intermission

No Late Seating
Date & Times


Jan, 2019

Thursday, 7:30 PM


Jan, 2019

Friday, 11:00 AM


Jan, 2019

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

Paavo Järvi conducts Ravel’s opulent Daphnis et Chloé, which opens with a soaring sonic sunrise — iridescent harps, golden strings, piccolo birdsongs — and ends with a celebration of love. Soloist Gautier Capuçon performs Dvořák’s Cello Concerto — a Romantic work of symphonic grandeur and passion — with “the noblest tone and brilliant phrasing” (Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger).



Cello Concerto



Lemminkainen and the Maidens of the Island



Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2


Paavo Järvi


Paavo Järvi


Paavo Jarvi


The Estonian conductor and Grammy Award winner Paavo Järvi is widely recognized as the musicians’ musician, and his close association with orchestras is evident through his long-standing relationship with The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, which he has served as artistic director since 2004. Last autumn he opened his fourth season as chief conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, and in the fall of 2019 he will begin his first season as chief conductor and music director of Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra. He is also conductor laureate of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, music director laureate of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and artistic adviser to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Järvi is also in demand as a guest conductor, returning to perform with the Orchestre de Paris and regularly appearing with the Berlin Philharmonic, London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, Staatskapelle Berlin, Munich Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, and Leipzig Gewandhaus orchestras. Highlights of his recent and upcoming guest engagements include Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, and Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, as well as the New York Philharmonic.

Paavo Järvi concludes each season with a week of performances and master classes at the Pärnu Music Festival in Estonia, which he founded in 2011. The success of both the festival and its resident ensemble — the Estonian Festival Orchestra — has led to a string of high-profile invitations to perform across Europe, most recently at the BBC Proms and Hamburg Elbphilharmonie.

With an extensive discography, Mr. Järvi’s upcoming projects include the third recording in a series of Brahms symphonies, with The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and the complete cycle of Sibelius’s symphonies, which he recorded with the Orchestre de Paris; the latter performance and recording project led to the Sibelius Medal being bestowed on him in recognition of his work in increasing awareness of the Finnish composer’s music among French audiences. He was also awarded the Order of the White Star by the President of Estonia in 2013 for his outstanding contribution to Estonian culture.

Born in Tallinn, Estonia, Paavo Järvi studied percussion and conducting at the Tallinn School of Music. In 1980 he moved to the United States, where he continued his studies at the Curtis Institute of Music and at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute with Leonard Bernstein.

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Gautier Capuçon


Gautier Capuçon


Gautier Capucon by Gregory Batardon


Gautier Capuçon is a 21st-century ambassador for the cello. Each season he performs with many of the world’s foremost conductors and instrumentalists, and he is the founder and leader of the Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.

In the 2018–19 season Mr. Capuçon is artist-in-residence with Orquesta de Valencia. He and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet premiere Richard Dubugnon’s Eros Athanatos, a concerto for cello and piano, with the West Australia, Antwerp, and WDR symphony orchestras and Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France. He performs as soloist with the New York, Los Angeles, Munich, and Czech Republic philharmonic orchestras; Chicago, NHK, and Sydney symphony orchestras; and Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Orchestre de Paris. As a chamber musician, he performs with violinist Lisa Batiashvili and Mr. Thibaudet on a European tour, and appears with recital partners Frank Braley, Gabriela Montero, and Yuja Wang, as well as Mr. Thibaudet at Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Aix en Provence, and Vienna’s Musikverein.

Recording exclusively for Erato (Warner Classics), Mr. Capuçon’s award-winning discography includes his latest album, Intuition, released in 2018 and recorded with the Paris Chamber Orchestra, Douglas Boyd, and Jérôme Ducros. Earlier recordings include concertos by Shostakovich and Saint-Saëns, the complete Beethoven sonatas with Mr. Braley, and Schubert’s String Quintet with the Ébène Quartet. An album of music by Schumann, will be released in January 2019. He appears on screen and online in programs including The Artist Academy, Prodiges and Now Hear This, and in 2013 Deutsche Grammophon released a DVD featuring Mr. Capuçon as soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel in a live performance of Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1.

Born in Chambéry, Gautier Capuçon began playing the cello at age five. He studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris with Philippe Muller and Annie Cochet-Zakine, and later with Heinrich Schiff in Vienna.

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