Symphony Concert N° 2

Daniele Gatti Conductor
Sol Gabetta Cello

Camille Saint-Saëns

  • Cello Concerto No. 1 in a minor, Opus 33

Gustav Mahler

  • Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor

»Musically everything is said«

Mahler’s Fifth Symphony begins »like a funeral procession« with a trumpet call which could have its origin in the Habsburg military music that the composer often heard in his Bohemian childhood. In this all-encompassing work, Mahler drastically expands the orchestral polyphony, contrasting dissonant sneers with such intimate music as heard in the famous Adagietto. Before this, the audience can enjoy the First Cello Concerto by Saint-Saëns performed by our new Artist-in-Residence, Sol Gabetta.

  • 15.09.2019
    11:00 Uhr
    Ticket price:
    23.00 – 82.00 €
  • 16.09.2019
    20:00 Uhr
    Ticket price:
    23.00 – 67.00 €
  • 17.09.2019
    20:00 Uhr
    Ticket price:
    13.00 – 82.00 €

Daniele Gatti


Since September 2008 Daniele Gatti has been music director of the Orchestre National de France, and from 2009 to 2012 was also principal conductor at Zurich’s Opera House. In addition, he is a conductor laureate of London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. As a guest conductor he works closely with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam as well as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Gatti is also in great demand in the orchestra pit, appearing regularly at the state operas of Vienna and Munich, La Scala in Milan, London’s Royal Opera House Covent Garden as well as the festivals of Salzburg and Bayreuth. After a guest concert with the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester in der Semperoper at the beginning of the 2012/2013 season, Gatti will now return to the Staatskapelle Dresden with a Russian programme.

Sol Gabetta

Sol Gabetta, one of the leading cellists of our time, is Artist-in-Residence of the Staatskapelle Dresden for the 2019/2020 season. Recent career milestones include acclaimed debuts at the Baden-Baden Easter Festival, the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York as well as the first night of the BBC Proms in London’s Royal Albert Hall. A popular guest artist at the world’s top music festivals, Sol Gabetta opened the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival in 2018. Since 2005 she has taught at the Basel Academy of Music.

In recognition of her outstanding artistic achievements, Sol Gabetta received the Herbert von Karajan Prize at the Salzburg Easter Festival in 2018, where she performed as a soloist with the Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann as well as in chamber music recitals. In 2016 she was awarded the ECHO Klassik prize as Instrumentalist

of the Year for her interpretation of Pēteris Vasks’ Cello Concerto No. 2, after her recordings had already received this prestigious accolade in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013. This Grammy-nominated artist has also won prizes at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and the ARD International Music Competition and received the Gramophone Young Artist of the Year Award in 2010 as well as the Würth Prize of Jeunesses Musicales in 2012.

Chamber music occupies a central position in Sol Gabetta’s work. Every year a large and lively circle of musicians congregates at the SOLsberg Festival in Switzerland, of which she is artistic director.

Sol Gabetta’s cello, provided by Balthazar Soulier, was built by Matteo Goffriller in Venice in 1730.