Beethoven im Garten
Beethoven im Garten project is the brainchild of maestro Kahchun Wong and the German Embassy in Singapore to celebrate cultural connections and friendship between Singapore and Germany.
Prize winner of the Gustav Mahler Competition (2018) and appointed the Chief Conductor of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, Wong leads music-making from combined orchestral forces from Wong’s alma mater, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory and alma mater and the Nuremberg Symphony.
CultureLink collaborated with Wong and the German embassy to advise and produce the Beethoven im Garten Concert at the Botanic Gardens that drew 7000 audiences in 2019.
In 2020, in celebration of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, the ambitious plan to bring together an international gathering of musicians and choristers to perform Beethoven’s 9th was transformed by the exigencies of the Covid pandemic into a global virtual concert project of an even larger global scale.
Beethoven 360 was born, drawing musicians from Singapore, Asia and Europe, and more than 1,000 choristers who responded to an open call from across the world. Conceptualised and led by Wong, Beethoven 360 was broadcast live on 30 Jul 2020.
Wong startled the music world by being the first Asian to win the Gustav Mahler Competition in 2016 which catapulted him into the top ranks of the orchestral scene. Appointed the Chief Conductor of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra from the 2018/2019 season, he has since debuted with the prestigious New York Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as led major European and Asian orchestras including the Czech Philharmonic, the Berlin Konzerthaus, Tokyo Philharmonic.
A protégé of the late Kurt Masur, Wong also conducts the annual Klassik Open Air, the largest outdoor event of classical music in Europe.
Beethoven im Garten 2019
Principal Musicians from the NUREMBERG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with YONG SIEW TOH CONSERVATORY ORCHESTRA
KahChun Wong, conductor
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 (The Pastoral)
Saturday, 5 October 2019 | 6pm
Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
First broadcast on 30 July 2020
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Beethoven im Garten
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