A once in a lifetime opportunity. Gautier Capuçon, one of the most popular cellists at the moment, will join the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. He will play the recent Celloconcert by Guillaume Connesson. A French composer who still has to prove himselve here. But that will not take long. His music is beautifully composed and exciting from start to finish.
Paris from the twentieth century will come to life during the rest of the concert. The city had an international orientation: a meltingpot were rithms from all over the world came together. You can hear American jazz in Milhauds ballet La Création du monde. Spanish music inspired Ravel's Boléro. Gershwin expressed the Parisian ambience in An American in Paris. Moving through the taxi's on the Champs-Elysées, in full swing through the Quartier Latin: Paris as the worlds captial of dance.