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The students of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Academy invited to a special livestream series: The “CONCERT LAB” opened its digital doors every Monday, April 12, 19 and 26 at 7 p.m. with a live broadcast from the Irenensaal in Baierbrunn. The livestreams are available on demand (see below).

The digital CONCERT LAB made the audience discover new digital music worlds on three evenings in April. The combination of interactive elements, video art and different formats of audience participation turned the stream into a new concert experience. The young musicians themselves were actively involved in the co-creation: New formats were developed in digital workshops aiming to offer an extraordinary digital concert experience.


                                       CONCERT LAB Streams on Demand

Livestream April 26th

Bent Bows

Monday, April 26

7 p.m.



String quartet


Joseph Haydn – String quartet  in C Major, op. 76,3

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy – String quartet No. 5, E flat major, op.44, No.3

with Sören Bindemann, Yuki Ishihara, Héctor Camara Ruíz, Antonin Musset


The livestream BENT BOWS not only connected the musical string quartet worlds of Joseph Haydn and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, but also involved the world of sports. Why not take a soccer game as a model and have a commentator comment on the action on stage? This stream holds a musical-sports experience in a class of its own for you on demand.

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Livestream April 19th on Demand

Of Nature and Technique

Monday, April 19


7 p.m.


wind quintett


Victor Ewald – Quintett No. 1 in b-minor, op.5

Michael Tilson Thomas – Street Song 

Kevin McKee – Iron Horse

with Benedikt Neumann, Thomas Oberleitner, Christian Traute, Lasse Kirst, Berat Efe Sivritepe


The Academy’s Brass Quintet invited the audience to a varied evening with works by Victor Ewald, Michael Tilson Thomas and Kevin McKee – the title “Of Nature and Technology” was appropriately chosen for the music. During this livestream, the audience was able to actively participate in a virtual audience: it shaped the evening digitally, commented and was in exchange with the artists. The musicians joined the virtual audience after their performance and answered questions from the viewers (this part is not included in the livestream).


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Livestream April 12th on demand

Pictures at an Exhibition

Monday, April 12


7 p.m.


Piano sextett


Francis Poulenc – sextet for winds and piano

Modest Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition (arrangement for sextet)

with Ronja Macholdt, Hana Hasegawa, Jonathan Groß, Berat Efe Sivritepe, Jesús Pinillos, Henry Bonami

Dipping into different visual levels

The first livestream under the title “Pictures at an Exhibition” focused on Modest Mussorgsky’s most famous work in the arrangement for sextet (five winds and piano) as well as the sextet by Francis Poulenc. The young musicians themselves led through the clive stream evening, various visual levels guaranteed variety and took the audience out of the concert hall and into museum worlds.


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Concert Lab – what actually is that?
  • exchange of ideas, laboratory and musical-technical experimentation
  • a livestream according to the needs of the audience and musicians
  • classical music “in a different way” in times of concert poverty
  • in any case not a concert stream that you have seen before

In cooperation with Wavelab (Jule Schröder) of the HMTM, BR-Klassik (Sweet Spot) and the BRSO the academy memebers created and shaped ideas together in a workshop. The goal: a livestream of a different kind, which should also appeal to a young audience!

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