Livestream: Sir Simon Rattle

We are pleased that Sir Simon Rattle will conduct a “ghost concert” on Thursday, June 4th. The programme includes works by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. You can watch this concert as a livestream in our media library!

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Live broadcasting

Enjoy another live concert from the Studio 2 of the Bavarian broadcasting center on Saturday, May 30th! David van Dijk, Benedict Hames, Samuel Lutzker, Philipp Stubenrauch and Lukas Maria Kuen will play Schubert’s “Trout Quintet”. Tune in at 8:05 pm on BR-KLASSIK radio!

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Watch this space – Lionel Cottet

“Despite the face masks, I could see their expressions and I could feel how they vibrated with the music.” Lionel Cottet, the solo cellist of the BRSO, played in our series WATCH THIS SPACE for a father and daughter from our “Freundeskreis” the Bach Cello Suite No 5, BWV 1011.

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Masterpieces of Classical Music

In this series, top-class artists and musicologists present selected pieces on ARD-alpha every Sunday at 10.00 pm. Afterwards, enjoy the discussed musical work or the composer in an outstanding performance with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. On May 31: Mariss Jansons conducts the “Symphonie Fantastique” by Hector Berlioz.


„Together for music“

On Sunday, May 24, 2020, the Bavarian Radio set an example for culture with a three-hour concert streamed live. Participants were musicians from the BRSO, the Münchner Rundfunkorchester and members of the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks.

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Coupon Concerts

The BRSO is pleased to take over – together with Lisa Batiashvili – the patronage for Coupon Concerts. The innovative booking platform wants to support musicians during the Corona crisis. Under the motto “Book Now, Listen Later!” you can also help by buying vouchers for a private CouponConcert that can take place after the crisis.

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Against the background of continuing prohibitions and restrictions affecting rehearsal and concert operations with orchestras and choirs, the Bayerischer Rundfunk is forced to cancel all remaining concerts for the 2019/20 season. The musica viva concert series will also end prematurely. A decision to cancel or reschedule the concert “Klassik am Odeonsplatz” on July 10, 2020 has not yet been reached. All details for the refund of tickets can be found here

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.

Click here for more on the history of the BRSO

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