Lionel Cottet

Cello

Performances with the RNO

March 2016

In Russia

17 Thu

Victoria Hall

Geneva

Russia

Location

Program

Tchaikovsky
Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture
Variations on a Rococo Theme, op.33
Glazunov
The Seasons, op.67
Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artist:

Lionel Cottet, Cello

2016 Europe Tour

What They’re Saying

"To present American and Russian musicians performing and teaching together at Festival Napa Valley...is precisely the kind of effort that sustains vital cultural links...at a critical time for both societies. [This] resonates with the public [and] is meaningful for the musician participants...Cultural diplomacy and music offer alternatives to contention and sustain important linkages between our societies for the long run...Now more than ever we need viable citizen-to-citizen points of contact and dialogue."

James F. Collins (Ambassador Ret.)

Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace