Welcome to the new season!

You have experienced our season opening concert, and we hope you will keep it in best memory! 

On this page we have compiled photos from the evening and some exciting information about our First Guest Conductor and Artist in Residence. At the bottom of the page you will also find our concert recommendations for the new season.

Program & Contributer:

You have listened to:

Narong Prangcharoen
"Reflection of Shadow" for orchestra (commissioned by the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, world premiere) (2023)

Edward Elgar
Cello Concerto in E minor (1919)

Richard Strauss
"Also sprach Zarathustra" Symphonic Poem (1896)


Kahchun Wong

Gautier Capuçon

Dresdner Philharmonie

Elgar & Strauss

› It’s quite remarkable the sound I was experiencing in that hall in the Kulturpalast. It’s a really good hall, I would say one of the more underrated ones in Europe. ‹
Kahchun Wong Conductor
©Ayane Sato

“I was very lucky to be in a school with a brass band. I was on the cornet for six years in primary school and then from secondary school onwards, I started playing the trumpet.” For a time, Wong regarded this as a career choice, but an injury forced him to change plans. “I was in the military band for two years. I really wanted to be a professional trumpet player, but I had a nerve injury of my upper lip at the end of my first year. For me to remain in the band I had to be useful – I started composing marches, and once they were composed of course they needed someone to rehearse and conduct them. It was really just serendipity.”

Hard to believe: This is how Kahchun Wong describes his start as a conductor. Today, he is rightly regarded as a renowned interpreter of classical European works and was recently appointed Principal Conductor of the famous Hallé Orchestra. As Principal Guest Conductor of the Dresden Philharmonic, he brings the connection between Europe and his Asian homeland to our stage.
You can read about the role his home country Singapore plays for him and what connects him to the Dresden Philharmonic here:

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©Michael Sharkey

French cellist Gautier Capuçon comments with a wink on the partnership struggle with his more than 300-year-old instrument, a cello made by Venetian violin maker Matteo Goffriller in 1701: "It took me several years to be able to tame it. It would probably say the same thing about me."
(from "Gautier Capuçon und sein Cello," NDR, August 6, 2023)

Read more about Gautier Capuçon here:

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