Friday, 25. March 2022, 8.00 pm
The Exterminating Angel Symphony
An Alpine Symphony, op. 64
Daniel Harding, Conductor
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
The concert will also take place with identical instrumentation and program on 24. March 2022 at 8:00 pm at the Isarphilharmonie. To the concert
ticket presale begins on 8. march 2022
Provided that the legal regulations permit concerts with audiences, the concerts of the BRSO take place on the communicated dates and times.
live on the radio
BR-KLASSIK will broadcast the concert on Friday live on the radio. Beforehand, you can listen to an introduction to the concert in “Musik und Gespräche” starting at 8.05 pm.
about the programme
Daniel Harding is a welcome guest at the helm of the BRSO. This time he will conduct a programme fully deserving of the title “from adversity to the stars”. Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel Symphony of 2020 was commissioned by several orchestras, including the BRSO. Here he takes up important passages from his like-named opera, premièred at the Salzburg Festival in 2016, and combines them into a four-movement symphony. The starting point was a surrealist film by Luis Buñuel, in which a group of high-bred socialites gather together for a party and are condemned to a nightmarish journey. Adès has supplied music at once exciting and weirdly grotesque. Following this surrealistic vision of Hell there begins a very real heaven-assailing ascent to the heights with Richard Strauss’s Alpine Symphony.
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