Sir John Eliot Gardiner

“It is naturally profoundly disappointing that this opportunity to experience Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis together has fallen victim to the Coronavirus pandemic. It was to have been a double Denkmal – for Mariss Jansons and, of course, for Beethoven 250 years after he was born.” Sir John Eliot Gardiner sent us this video message, in which he very much regrets the cancellation of the upcoming concerts on April 2 & 3, but the conductor also sends a personal message to all of us!

Watch the video here

NoPhilBrass plays “Pumuckl”

Almost everyone in Germany knows “Pumuckl”, the goblin with the red hair – and the musical intro of the series! The five musicians of the brass ensemble NoPhilBrass and the drummer Christian Pilz met at the original location of a Pumuckl episode, a carpenter’s workshop, to record the music there.


Succession Chief Conductor

In recent months, we have often been asked when and how the decision for a new chief conductor of the BRSO is made. In the form of a Q&A, we tried to answer the most important questions.


Support Freelance Musicians

The BRSO supports the initiative of the “Deutsche Orchesterstiftung” for freelance musicians with a significant donation and would like to thank the “Freundeverein des Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks e.V.” for their generous donation in the same cause! You can find more information here and if you want to help and donate yourself, get information here. Thanks for your support!

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Shortly after it was founded by Eugen Jochum in 1949 the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (BRSO) developed into an orchestra of international repute. The British trade journal Gramophone placed it among the top ten of ‘the world’s greatest orchestras’, as did the Japanese music magazine Mostly Classic.

Whether in its Munich concerts or on its worldwide tours, the BRSO works on a regular basis with renowned conductors and soloists. It can boast of numerous CD releases and prizes, including a Grammy for ‘best orchestral performance’ and the German Record Critics’ Prize.

The core missions of the BRSO also include promoting young talent and cultivating the music of our time. From 2003 -2019 the orchestra has been headed by the Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons.

Click here for more on the history of the BRSO

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