OUT NOW: Season 20/21

We are delighted to present to you our new season 20/21! In the midst of the corona-related shutdown, the BRSO looks optimistically and with anticipation to a new season that will be full of highlights and in which we’ll welcome outstanding conductors and soloists. 2020/21 will be our first season after Mariss Jansons and that, too, is a legacy of the Mariss Jansons era: He was always selflessly intent on having “his” orchestra work with the best artists in the world, even in his absence. We hope you enjoy browsing through the concert calendar of the new season!


Rattle conducts Wagner

Wagner’s “The Valkyrie” continues the Ring cooperation between Sir Simon Rattle and the
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. The concert performances were recorded between January 29 and February 10, 2019. Now this mighty music drama – a huge success with the public – is being released for the first time on four CDs.



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!

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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