All that’s missing to complete the Beethoven cycle with piano concertos together with Artist in Residence Igor Levit is the First, op. 15, which now stands on the programme. At the head of the orchestra is Riccardo Minasi, the principal conductor of the Mozarteum Orchestra and a champion of period performance practice. He’s giving his début with the BRSO.



In light of the ongoing pandemic, the BRSO has revised its schedule through the end of the year. The majority of our concerts will take place with the  originally planned conductors and soloists, but programs have been adjusted and shortened. In view of the limits placed on audience capacity, most programs are offered twice per evening. Artist in Residence Igor Levit kicks off our season on September 24 & 25.

Concert calendar

Watch this space

The Münchner Streichquartett consists of four members of the BRSO: Anne Schoenholtz and Stephan Hoever (violin), Mathias Schessl (viola) and Jan Mischlich (cello). In our WATCH THIS SPACE series, they played a concert in the newly opened Hotel Gambino in the Werksviertel-Mitte, exactly opposite the construction site on which the new concert hall in Munich is to be built.


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musica viva – season opening

Under the direction of Franck Ollu, the BRSO opens the musica viva season 20/21. The focus is on Wolfgang Rihm: You can hear his one-hour composition Jagden und Formen and the Stabat Mater – a duo for viola and baritone – performed by Tabea Zimmermann and Christian Gerhaher. The concerts will take place on September 26th and 27th in the Prinzregententheater.


Keep Playing

Especially in times, when concert halls are closed, rehearsals and concerts are cancelled, one thing particularly applies: keep playing! Because music connects us. We visited our musicians at home to find out how they ‘Keep Playing’.


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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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