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 Järvi


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 Capuçon


Gautier Capuçon is a true 21st-century ambassador for the cello. Performing internationally with many of the world’s foremost conductors and instrumentalists, he is also founder and leader of the Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. A multiple award winner, he is acclaimed for his expressive musicianship, exuberant virtuosity, and the deep sonority of his 1701 Matteo Goffriller cello “L’Ambassadeur.”

Born in Chambéry, France, Gautier Capuçon began playing the cello at age five. Committed to exploring and expanding the cello repertoire, he performs an extensive array of works each season and regularly premieres new commissions. His current projects include performing the world premiere of Michael Tabachnik’s cello concerto Summer and collaborations with Danny Elfman and Thierry Escaich.

In the 2019–20 season Mr. Capuçon appears with, among others, the philharmonic orchestras of Los Angeles (with Philippe Jordan), Czech Republic (Semyon Bychkov), and Rotterdam (Valery Gergiev); the symphony orchestras of St. Louis (Stephane Denève), Singapore (Vladimir Ashkenazy), and Bavarian Radio (Gianandrea Noseda); and hr-Sinfonieorchester (Alain Altingolu). He tours Europe and the United States with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestera (Andris Nelsons) and San Francisco Symphony (Michael Tilson Thomas), and is artist-in-residence at Lugano Musica. As a chamber musician, he performs with Yuja Wang, Renaud Capuçon, Frank Braley, Jérôme Ducros, and Leonidas Kavakos.

Recording exclusively for Erato (Warner Classics), Mr. Capuçon has won multiple awards and holds an extensive discography. His latest album, of Schumann works, was recorded live with Martha Argerich, Renaud Capuçon, and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe led by Bernard Haitink. His next album, to be released in December 2019, was recorded with Yuja Wang and features sonatas by Chopin and Franck.

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