Short & Casual: Beethoven

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


Friday | 6/14/2024
7:30 pm Start of Concert
Konzertsaal im Kulturpalast, Dresden
Floor Plan
22 | 12€
9€ Young people

About the Concert

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


Internationally acclaimed for his electrifying stage presence and his thoughtful exploration of Eastern and Western artistic legacies, Singaporean-born Kahchun Wong is the Chief Conductor of Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and the Principal Guest Conductor of Dresdne Philharmonie. He will succeed Sir Mark Elder as the newly appointed Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Hallé from 2024/25.

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Stefan Dohr

Proclaimed by the New York Chronicle as the “king of his instrument”, Stefan Dohr is widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest horn players. In addition to being Principal Horn of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Stefan has collaborated as a soloist with the world’s leading conductors, including Sir Simon Rattle, Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Bernard Haitink, Christian Thielemann, Daniel Harding, Neeme and Paavo Järvi, Dima Slobodeniuk, Gustavo Gimeno, John Storgårds, and Marc Albrecht.

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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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