Rhapsody in Black: Gautier Capuçon and Gabriela Montero

Capucon and Montero. (c)Virgin Classics.

Tickets are now available for what promises to be an intensely romantic evening of music. Cellist Gautier Capuçon and pianist Gabriela Montero make up an exciting and photogenic musical partnership.  Born under the aegis of the legendary Argentine pianist Martha Argerich, the Venezuelan protégée and the brilliant young French cellist are two of the most charismatic young performers today.

“We’re both passionate about Rachmaninoff, ” Montero says in an interview on her YouTube channel.  “And the sonata! Every time we play it, it feels like we die and are reborn again.”

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 9 in the Coolidge Auditorium at 8:00 pm. Tickets are available for a nominal service charge from Ticketmaster. Reserve your seats here. Patrons who are unable to obtain tickets are encouraged to try for stand-by tickets on the evening of the concert starting at 6:30 pm.

RACHMANINOV: Sonata for cello and piano in G minor, op. 19
RACHMANINOV: Vocalise (arr. Capuçon / Montero)
RACHMANINOV: Var. 18 from Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43 (arr. Capuçon / Montero)
PROKOFIEV: Sonata for cello and piano in C Major, op. 119

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