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Capucelli, Gautier Capuçon and his cello ensemble


International Orchestras & Recitals


Gautier Capuçon and his cello ensemble
Killian White guest cellist

Piazzolla La muerte del Angel (arr. by Sébastien Walnier)
Delibes Flower Duet (Lakmé) (arr. by Sébastien Walnier)
Bryce Dessner The Forest. Sederunt Principes – Perotin 
Bartók Romanian Dances (arr. Cornelius Zirbo)
Dvořák Lasst mich allein (arr. Gautier Capuçon)
Tchaikovsky ‘Waltz of the Flowers’ (The Nutcracker) (arr. Samuel Parent)
Richard Dubugnon Heptasyllabes 
Grieg In the Hall of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt) (arr. Jérôme Ducros)
Guillaume Connesson Trois jardins
Bacharach South American Getaway
Javier Martínez Campos Fantaisie pour la classe d’excellence
Ravel Boléro (arr. Jérome Ducros) 
Bernstein Mambo (West Side Story) (arr. Jérome Ducros)
Acclaimed for his expressive musicianship and exuberant virtuosity, Gautier Capuçon – ‘among the greatest of cellists’ (The Arts Desk) – brings his Capucelli cello ensemble to the National Concert Hall with a programme to seduce and surprise.

Six young alumni of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, and former NCH Young Musician Killian White, join Capuçon for new arrangements of familiar music by Bizet, Bartók, Tchaikovsky, Leonard Bernstein and more, alongside work commissioned by the ensemble, including NCH Artist-in-Residence Bryce Dessner’s The Forest. It’s the cello as you’ve never heard it before.

Did you know?

The violoncello – or cello for short – takes its name from the 17th-century violone, ancestor of today’s double bass. Its name means ‘little violone’.

The cello provides the tenor voice in an orchestra’s string section.

Its wide range, powerful sound and rich expressiveness contribute to its tremendous emotional impact.

Listen out for…

How multiple cellos layer poignant harmonies by the 17th century composer Pérotin in Bryce Dessner’s The Forest.

The solo cello’s voice in Richard Dubugnon’s Heptasyllabes, accompanied by a double, divided chorus of six cellos.

The cello’s facility for fun in the spirited Mambo from West Side Story. 

Presented by NCH

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Wednesday 26 Mar 2025
Main Stage
€15, €25, €29, €34.50, €39
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