Emmanuel Ax (c) Lisa Marie Mazzucco


The highly regarded Polish-American pianist Emanuel Ax is returning to the BRSO to perform the F-minor Concerto by Frédéric Chopin, written when Chopin was 19 years old. Then the BRSO will give its first performance of Rachmaninoff’s third and final symphony of 1936 under the baton of Robin Ticciati. Tickets for the concerts on May 26 and 27 are on sale now!

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Akademie (c) Astrid Ackermann


Like the colorful interplay in a kaleidoscope, the young musicians of the BRSO Academy present a changing programme that leads through various instrumentations and styles. The Academy has chosen compositions that demand quite special ways of approaching their instruments. Tickets for this extraordinary chamber concert on May 28 are now on sale!

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin und Beatrice Rana (c) BR / Astrid Ackermann


The Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg was the second stop on the European tour of the BRSO. The program of the concert on May 11, 2022 included “Vers le Silence” by Hans Abrahamsen and the Piano Concerto by Clara Schumann with Beatrice Rana as soloist. Finally – what would fit better to Hamburg – the 3rd Symphony by Johannes Brahms. Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Video on demand from the Elbphilharmonie

Public Viewing Frankfurt Main (c) BR / Astrid Ackermann

Public Viewing Frankfurt

As part of the Orchestra Festival in Frankfurt a. Main, the concert of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra on May 12, 2022 in the Alte Oper Frankfurt was also broadcast to the Opernplatz. In beautiful summer weather, hundreds of people came to the free public viewing.


BRSO Wiener Konzerthaus (c) BR / Astrid Ackermann


Vienna, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Luxembourg and Paris! From May 8 to 14, 2022, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin will be on tour. The orchestra will be accompanied by Italian pianist Beatrice Rana as soloist. After a “pandemic break” of more than two years, a long-awaited reunion with some of Europe’s great concert halls. This is also the case with the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. The concert there on May 11, 2022 will also be available as a video livestream from 8:00 p.m. here and in BR-KLASSIK Concert.



Discover over 8 hours of music with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in our new Spotify playlist “Klassik für Anspruchsvolle”! Including highlights from past years with Sir Simon Rattle or Mariss Jansons, but also archive treasures with Leonard Bernstein, Rafael Kubelík, Wolfgang Sawallisch and many more! You can find the playlist under our Spotify artist profile “Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra” or just click here



On Sunday, April 3, 2022, new Corona regulations of the Bavarian State Government (16th BayIfsMV) went into effect, eliminating many of the previous protection measures. This means you no longer need to present proof of vaccination or convalescence or a negative test result to attend a concert.


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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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