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

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, “unstoppable and mesmerizing” (The Guardian), 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).

Program To Include


Cello Concerto



Lemminkainen and the Maidens of the Island



Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2


Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla


Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla


Mirga Grazinte-Tyla by Frans Jensen


Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla was named music director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) in February 2016, following in the footsteps of Simon Rattle, Sakari Oramo, and Andris Nelsons. Her music directorship has been extended through the 2020–21 season.

Highlights of her 2018–19 season include numerous European tours with the CBSO and performances with the New York Philharmonic, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and National Symphony Orchestra. She will also take part in highly anticipated events such as the CBSO Song Festival and BBC Proms.

Ms. Gražinytė-Tyla has electrified audiences as a guest conductor all over the world. In Europe she has collaborated with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Choir of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, MDR Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, Camerata Salzburg, and Orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin. At the Kremerata Baltica, she has enjoyed a dynamic collaboration with Gidon Kremer on numerous European tours. She has led operas in Heidelberg and Salzburg, at Komische Oper Berlin, and in Bern, where she served as Kapellmeister. In North America she has worked with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, and San Diego Symphony, and led The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.

With the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Ms. Gražinytė-Tyla was a Dudamel Fellow (2012–13), assistant conductor (2014–16), and associate conductor (2016–17 season). She was music director of the Salzburg Landestheater (2015–17). Winner of the 2012 prestigious Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award, she subsequently made her debut with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra in a symphonic concert at the Salzburg Festival.

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla was discovered by the Deutsches Dirigentenforum (German Conducting Forum) in April 2009. A native of Vilnius, Lithuania, she was born into a musical family. Before pursuing her studies at the Music Conservatory in Zurich, she studied at the Music Conservatory Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy in Leipzig and at the Music Conservatory in Bologna, Italy. She graduated from the University of Music and Fine Arts, Graz, Austria, with a bachelor’s degree in choral and orchestral conducting. Ms. Gražinytė-Tyla has participated in numerous master classes and conducting workshops, and worked with many established conductors and professors, such as Christian Ehwald, George Alexander Albrecht, Johannes Schlaefli, Herbert Blomstedt, and Colin Metters.

Learn more about Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

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.

Learn more about Gautier Capuçon

Special Thanks

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla’s debut with the New York Philharmonic is made possible by the Kurt Masur Fund for the Philharmonic, an endowment fund created to honor the accomplishments of the Philharmonic’s Music Director Emeritus, the late Kurt Masur.


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