Marie Jacquot (c) BR / Astrid Ackermann


In her exciting program, Marie Jacquot juxtaposes a popular late work with a virtually unknown early work. First, French cello virtuoso Gautier Capuçon performs Edward Elgar’s immortal Cello Concerto. Then, as the main work, Jacquot conducts the second of the young Richard Strauss’s two symphonies. This monumental showcase of talent by the 20-year-old from Munich has not been played by the BRSO before, nor has the 2006 sound picture “The Turn of the Tide – Gezeitenwechsel” by Scottish composer David Horne. BR-KLASSIK will broadcast the concert on Friday live on the radio and as a video livestream.

To the concerts on October 6 & 7


Zubin Mehta (c) BR / Peter Meisel

Now on sale

In a total of five concerts between November 3 and 11 you can experience Zubin Mehta with the BRSO!  At the concerts on Nov. 3 and 4 in the Isarphilharmonie, the young pianist star Seong-Jin Cho can also be heard performing Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto. On Nov. 5, Mahler’s 5th Symphony is on the program. On Nov. 10, there will be a summit meeting with Daniel Barenboim, and this year’s SZ benefit concert on Nov. 11 will also be conducted by Zubin Mehta. Tickets for this are now on sale!


Rufus Beck (c) Astrid Ackermann

Family Concert

For many years, Rufus Beck has lent his versatile voice to the characters live on stage in the BRSO family concerts. On Saturday, October 29, 2022, (1 pm & 3 pm) the audience will once again be laughing, rapping and cheering along: This time with a band of robbers, for whom things have not been going well lately. When the robber captain only gets one old sack during the next robbery, the robbers start a mutiny. And the robbers have no idea that this old sack contains one of the greatest treasures of the Orient… Musical fun for the whole family!

To the Family concerts


Akademisten & Daniel Harding (c) Daniel Delang


Making music together, having fun together and learning from and with each other: In March 2022, the Orchestra Academies of the Concertgebouworkest in Amsterdam and the BRSO met for the first time for a communal concert conducted by Daniel Harding. The program ranged from Richard Wagner to Richard Strauss and George Benjamin and gave the academy members ample opportunity to showcase their skills. Felix Hentschel accompanied the young musicians during the rehearsal week in Munich.


Tugan Sokhiev (c) BR / Severin Vogl

Rehearsal Insights

Once again this season, we want to give you regular insights into the rehearsals of the BRSO. Last week we were at the rehearsals in Munich’s Herkulessaal of the Residenz under the direction of Tugan Sokhiev. On the music stands: “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky.



Shostakovich on vinyl

BR-KLASSIK presents Shostakovich’s Concerto for Piano and Trumpet No. 1 together with the Ninth Symphony on Vinyl. The Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks plays under the baton of its long-time principal conductor Mariss Jansons. With the internationally sought-after pianist Yefim Bronfman, Hannes Läubin plays the trumpet solo part. The two live recordings were made in 2011 and 2012.


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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.

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