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Rachmaninoff and Gautier Capuçon


Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall

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1 Hour 45 Minutes with Intermission

Date & Times


Apr, 2022

Thursday, 7:30 PM


Apr, 2022

Friday, 8:00 PM


Apr, 2022

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

Gautier Capuçon brings “an uncanny sweetness of tone” (Gramophone) to Qigang Chen’s nostalgic reflection on childhood, first love, and other sweet firsts. Long Yu also conducts the opening of Rimsky-Korsakov’s lyrical epic and Rachmaninoff’s virtuosic Symphonic Dances, with a sonic palette that includes tubular bells and evocations of Russian Orthodox chant.

Program To Include


The Tsar’s Bride Overture


Qigang Chen

Reflet d'un temps disparu, for cello and orchestra



Symphonic Dances


Long Yu


Long Yu


Long Yu


Chinese conductor Long Yu, hailed as the “most powerful figure in China’s classical music scene” by The New York Times, holds positions as the music director of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, artistic director and chief conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra, and music director of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra. He is also the principal guest conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Yu is the Founder of the Beijing Music Festival and was its artistic director from 1998 to 2018. He is the co-director of the MISA Summer Festival in Shanghai and founder of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy, of which the New York Philharmonic is a partner.   
Long Yu has conducted highly acclaimed orchestras and at opera houses throughout the world, including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, DC), Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg State Opera, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, and Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Yu collaborates frequently with many of the world’s most celebrated soloists, among them Alison Balsom, Sumi Jo, Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, Mischa Maisky, Maxim Vengerov, and Yuja Wang.   
In June 2018 Long Yu signed an exclusive recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon, which began a global release and distribution partnership. As part of the Deutsche Grammophon’s 120th anniversary celebrations in 2018–19, in October Mr. Yu conducted a launch concert at the site of Beijing’s historic Imperial Ancestral Temple at the Forbidden City, alongside artists such as Aida Garifullina and Daniil Trifonov.  
Long Yu is a Chevalier dans L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the recipient of the 2002 Arts Patronage Award of the Montblanc Cultural Foundation. In 2005 the Italian government honored Mr. Yu with the title of L’onorificenza di commendatore. He was awarded France’s highest honor of merit by joining la Légion d’Honneur in 2014. The following year, he was awarded the prestigious Global Citizen Award from the Atlantic Council and the Samuel Simons Sanford Award from Yale’s School of Music.   

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Gautier Capuçon


Gautier Capuçon


Gautier Capuçon


Gautier Capuçon is a 21st-century ambassador for the cello. He performs internationally with the world’s foremost conductors and instrumentalists and is founder and leader of Paris’s Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle at the Fondation Louis Vuitton and an ambassador for the Orchestre à l'École Association, which brings classical music to more than 40,000 schoolchildren across France. 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.”  

In summer 2020, mid-pandemic, he brought music directly into the lives of families across France during his musical odyssey Un Été en France. His new edition for summer 2021 takes 27 students along with him on the road for 19 concerts in a variety of towns and cities, showcasing both young musicians and young dancers through his concert presentations.  
Committed to exploring and expanding the cello repertoire, Mr. Capuçon performs an array of works each season and regularly premieres commissions. His current projects include collaborations with Lera Auerbach, Richard Dubugnon, Danny Elfman, and Thierry Escaich.  

In 2021–22 he appears with, among others, the Vienna, Munich, and New York philharmonic orchestras, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, and Mariinsky Orchestra. He is artist-in-residence at the Paris Philharmonie and Wiener Konzerthaus, and plays at festivals worldwide including the Enescu, Rostropovich, Prague Spring, St. Denis, and Evian.  

Recording exclusively for Erato (Warner Classics), Gautier Capuçon has won multiple awards for his extensive discography. His latest album, Emotions (November 2020) includes works by Debussy, Schubert, and Elgar; it reached gold status in France, topping the charts for more than 30 weeks and selling more than 50,000 copies.  

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