Sir Simon Rattle

“This is like a feast after a famine” Sir Simon Rattle talked to our violinist Anne Schoenholtz about the first project after the lockdown, the program he has chosen for this occasion and how he has been experiencing the situation in recent months.

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Klassik am Odeonsplatz

Because of the ongoing prohibition of large-scale public gatherings, the organizers of „Klassik am Odeonsplatz“ have been forced to cancel the concert scheduled for July 10, 2020. The date for “Klassik am Odeonsplatz” 2021 with the Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra has already been set: Saturday, July 10, 2021. Tickets for this year’s concert that have already been purchased remain valid for next year’s concert but must be exchanged.


Watch this space – Lionel Cottet

“Despite the face masks, I could see their expressions and I could feel how they vibrated with the music.” Lionel Cottet, the solo cellist of the BRSO, played in our series WATCH THIS SPACE for a father and daughter from our “Freundeskreis” the Bach Cello Suite No 5, BWV 1011.

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audio on demand

David van Dijk, Benedict Hames, Samuel Lutzker, Philipp Stubenrauch and Lukas Maria Kuen played Franz Schubert’s “Trout Quintet” in a live concert for the radio. Enjoy the recording from Studio 2 of the Bavarian broadcasting center!

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„Together for music“

On Sunday, May 24, 2020, the Bavarian Radio set an example for culture with a three-hour concert streamed live. Participants were musicians from the BRSO, the Münchner Rundfunkorchester and members of the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks.

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Coupon Concerts

The BRSO is pleased to take over – together with Lisa Batiashvili – the patronage for Coupon Concerts. The innovative booking platform wants to support musicians during the Corona crisis. Under the motto “Book Now, Listen Later!” you can also help by buying vouchers for a private CouponConcert that can take place after the crisis.

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Against the background of continuing prohibitions and restrictions affecting rehearsal and concert operations with orchestras and choirs, the Bayerischer Rundfunk is forced to cancel all remaining concerts for the 2019/20 season. The musica viva concert series will also end prematurely. “Klassik am Odeonsplatz” on July 10, 2020 has to be cancelled too. A new date has already been set.

Further Information

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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