Michael Tilson Thomas by Spencer Lowell, Gautier Capuçon
A gathering of superstar musicians, each with a long-standing affinity for the music, make this an electrifying concert. Michael Tilson Thomas had a longtime working relationship with Stravinsky, while Gautier Capuçon has performed and recorded Saint-Saëns’s daredevil Cello Concerto No. 1 to great acclaim. There’s also the New York premiere of Tilson Thomas’s Lope and Stravinsky’s spectacular The Firebird, which brings the concert to a rousing conclusion.
San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor Gautier Capuçon, Cello
MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS Lope (NY Premiere)
SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No. 1
STRAVINSKY The Firebird
This performance is sponsored by Mizuho Americas.
In honor of the centenary of his birth, Carnegie Hall’s 2019–2020 season is dedicated to the memory of Isaac Stern in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to Carnegie Hall, arts advocacy, and the field of music.