Published on 12 September 2019

Kahchun Wong & Karl-Heinz Schutz

The Vienna Philharmonic’s Principal Flute, Karl-Heinz Schütz, is our remarkable soloist in the beautiful Flute Concerto by 19th-century German composer Carl Reinecke. Singaporean conductor Kahchun Wong continues to make great strides internationally, as Chief Conductor of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra in Germany, and debuting with such illustrious names as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic and St Petersburg Symphony Orchestras. Kahchun returns to Singapore to conduct the glowing beauty of Rachmaninoff’s grand Second Symphony.

Praised by Musical America for the “depth and sincerity of his musicality,” Singaporean conductor Kahchun Wong has quickly earned a reputation as one of the most exciting conductors of his generation. He first came to international attention after winning the Fifth Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition in 2016, following in the footsteps of Gustavo Dudamel, who immediately invited him to the Los Angeles Philharmonic as a Conducting Fellow for the 2016/2017 season.

Karl-Heinz Schütz is Principal Flute with the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic. From 2005 to 2011 he held this position with the Vienna Symphony. He is also Flute-Professor at Konservatorium Wien-University. He won first prize at the Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition in 1998 and the Kraków International Flute Competition in 1999.


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Date & time

19 October 2019 (Saturday), 7.30pm

Open Rehearsal: 19 October 2019, 10am-12.30pm
Pre-Concert Talk: 6.30pm | library@esplanade

Venue #

Esplanade Concert Hall

Performers #

Kahchun Wong, conductor
Karl-Heinz Schütz, flute

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Programme #

CARL REINECKE Flute Concerto in D major, Op.283 RACHMANINOFF Symphony No.2 in E minor, Op.27

Ticket prices #

$88, $68, $48, $38, $28, $15

**before booking fees: $1 for tickets $20 and below, $3 for tickets $20.01 to $40, $4 for tickets above $40.*

Concession Discounts Students, Senior Citizens, NSF and PWDs: 30% off (Cat 4-6)

Tickets are available from website: ticketing.sso.org.sg, SISTIC hotline: 6348 5555, SISTIC counters island-wide and Esplanade Box Office.