Short & Casual: Beethoven

The Seventh Symphony with our Principal Guest Conductor Kahchun Wong in short concert.

About the Concert

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Against Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, "every rock number is like a lame duck" (Karl-Heinz Ott in his book about Beethoven's symphonies). That sounds exaggerated? Perhaps, but the music is indeed full of energy, power and emotion. This was already felt by the audience at the premiere in Vienna in 1813, which virtually cheered with enthusiasm. Beethoven did not have an extra-musical program for this symphony, as he did for his Sixth (Nature) or Fifth (Fate), but there is no need for one. Our Principal Guest Conductor, Kahchun Wong, who comes from Singapore, loves the work precisely because of its openness and will certainly conduct it in a rousing manner in our short concert with the Dresden Philharmonic.


Chinary ung
Grand Spiral

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sinfonie Nr. 7 A-Dur (1812)


Kahchun Wong
Stefan Dohr
Dresdner Philharmonie


Kahchun Wong

First Guest Conductor

Since 2023/24, Kahchun Wong has been Chief Conductor of the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra; from 2024/25, he will also be Principal Conductor of the Hallé in Manchester. The Singapore-born conductor is celebrated internationally for his electrifying stage presence and his attentive examination of the artistic heritage of the East and the West. Winning the Mahler Competition in 2016 opened the doors to performances with top international orchestras.

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Stefan Dohr

As a celebrated soloist, chamber musician and principal horn of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Stefan Dohr is an icon of the international horn scene. Many contemporary composers dedicate their compositions to him, as they know they are in the best hands with him. In 2011, he premiered Toshio Hosokawa's horn concerto "Moment of Blossoming", which he is now also playing at the Kulturpalast. In addition to his concert activities, he gives master classes and teaches as a visiting professor in Helsinki, Berlin and London.

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Dresdner Philharmonie

Top Class!

Top class!
That is the claim of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra stands for concerts at the highest artistic level, musical education for all ages and looking beyond the musical horizon. Guest performances on almost every continent and collaborations with guests from all over the world have established the reputation of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra in the international classical music world.  

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