Cello mit Maske (c) BR / Astrid Ackermann


In light of the rapidly increasing wave of Omicron infections, the Bayerischer Rundfunk has decided to suspend all BRSO concerts up to and including Wednesday, February 16, as well as those of the BR Chorus and Munich Rundfunkorchester falling in the same period. The Bayerischer Rundfunk asks for your understanding for this decision, which was not taken lightly. In all its deliberations, the BR’s primary concern is to protect the health of its ensemble members, as well as the technical personnel involved in concert productions and broadcasts. The BRSO hopes to find alternative dates to welcome back its valued guest artists affected by these cancellations in the near future. Tickets that have already been purchased will be refunded and the ticket purchasers proactively contacted.

Press release (in German)

Constantinos Carydis (c) Thomas Brill


Unfortunately, also affected by the cancellations are the concerts of the BRSO with Constantinos Carydis on February 3/4 and Franz Welser-Möst on February 10/11, as well as the concert of musica viva with Johannes Kalitzke this Friday, January 28. The planned live broadcasts on BR-KLASSIK, both on the radio and in the video stream, will also be cancelled.

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New release

The CD NR. 38 by BR-KLASSIK and musica viva presents Ondřej Adámek’s compositions Where are You? und Follow me with Magdalena Kožená, Isabelle Faust and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, conducted by Peter Rundel and Sir Simon Rattle.


Fischer Probe - Iván Fischer, Dirigent (C) Astrid Ackermann

Rehearsal Insight

Ta ta taaaa: We start the new year with a rehearsal insight into Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. We talked to Iván Fischer about what he pays attention to during rehearsals and whether the many clichés surrounding the beginning of the “Fate Symphony” actually annoy him…


Sir Simon Rattle (c) BR / Astrid Ackermann


Our future chief conductor Simon Rattle conducted Gustav Mahler’s Ninth in two concerts on 26 and 27 November – certainly a highlight of the concert year 2021. But you can also find many other beautiful recordings in our media library, including the first concert in the Isarphilharmonie under Jakub Hrůša, Christian Thielemann with Strauss and Schumann or Klassik am Odeonsplatz with Sol Gabetta!

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To the concert Visit

Due to the Corona regulations of the Bavarian State Government (15th BayIfSMV), the “2G plus” rule continues to apply to the concerts of the BRSO. This means that concert attendance is only possible for persons with a valid proof of vaccination or convalescence and a negative rapid antigen test (24 hrs old) or PCR test (48 hrs old). If you have received a booster vaccination, you are exempt from the additional testing obligation from the day of this vaccination. In addition, the testing obligation does not apply to persons who have survived an infection after complete immunization. Please bring the above-mentioned proof and a photo ID with you to your concert visit.



Unfortunately, Infection Protection Measures Ordinance of the Bavarian State Government continues to allow only 25% of the possible seating capacity. To our great regret, the concerts in January an February can therefore not take place as part of the subscriptions. Customers of the corresponding subscription series will of course automatically receive a pro-rata refund of the subscription fees. Subscription tickets issued for the concerts will be cancelled and are invalid. We ask for your understanding that the refund will take some time.

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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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