Published on 29 August 2019
SSO GALA: VLADIMIR ASHKENAZY & GAUTIER CAPUÇON
Explore the dark poetry of Schumann’s Manfred Overture, the impassioned Cello Concerto and the fiery heart of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. The internationally celebrated conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy returns in an unmissable pairing with the illustrious French cellist Gautier Capuçon in this concert of arch-Romantic fervour.
One of the few artists to combine a successful career as a pianist and conductor, Russian-born Vladimir Ashkenazy first came to prominence on the world stage in the 1955 Chopin Competition in Warsaw and as first prize-winner of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels in 1956. Since then he has built an extraordinary career, not only as one of the most outstanding pianists of the 20th century, but as an artist whose creative life encompasses a vast range of activities and continues to offer inspiration to music-lovers across the world.
Gautier Capuçon is a true 21st century ambassador for the cello. Performing each season 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. Capuçon is acclaimed internationally for his expressive musicianship, exuberant virtuosity, and for the deep sonority of his 1701 Matteo Goffriller cello.
Date & time
3 October 2019 (Thursday), 7.30pm
Pre-concert talk: 6.30pm | library@esplanade
Esplanade Concert Hall
Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor
Gautier Capuçon, cello
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SCHUMANN Manfred Overture
SCHUMANN Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
$98, $78, $58, $38, $25
*before booking fees: $1 for tickets $20 and below, $3 for tickets $20.01 to $40, $4 for tickets above $40.
Students, Senior Citizens, NSF and PWDs: $30, $20
Tickets are available from website: ticketing.sso.org.sg, SISTIC hotline: 6348 5555, SISTIC counters island-wide and at the Esplanade Box Office.