Thursday, 20. January 2022, 8.00 pm
Munich, Herkulessaal
Introduction 6.45 pm
Tickets

Friday, 21. January 2022, 8.00 pm
Munich, Herkulessaal
Introduction 6.45 pm
Tickets

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 first concerts of the subscription series C (on 20./21.01.2022) under the direction of Robin Ticciati can therefore not take place as part of the subscription. Subscription Series C customers will, of course, automatically receive a pro-rata refund of their subscription fees. Subscription tickets issued for the concerts on 20/21 January will be cancelled and are invalid. We ask for your understanding that the refund will take some time. On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 9 am the concerts went on sale again with a capacity of 25%.

Programme

Julian Anderson
New composition for Choir and Orchestra

Interval

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Symphony No. 3 in A minor, op. 44

Robin Ticciati, Conductor

Siobhan Stagg, Soprano

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Please note: Due to illness in the Bavarian Radio Chorus, the premiere of the work “Exiles. Remembrances for voices and orchestra” by Julian Anderson has to be cancelled at short notice. Instead of the work by Julian Anderson, Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor K. 550 will be on the programme.


Live on the Radio

BR-KLASSIK will broadcast the concert live on the radio on Friday, January 21, 2022.


About the Programme

Exiles – thus the title of the new large-scale work for soprano, chorus and orchestra by Julian Anderson, a British composer born in 1967. Anderson probes highly contrasting aspects of his subject, ranging from the Jewish nation’s yearning for home during the Babylonian Captivity to an homage to Varian Fry, who enabled thousands of people to escape Nazi persecution, to the forced isolation of today’s pandemic. Rachmaninoff, too, suffered deeply from exile: the October Revolution of 1917 drove him from Russia and left him uprooted forever. His longing for the vanished world of his native land explains the often-rapturous romanticism of his music. It is this inflection that pervades the Third Symphony of 1936, along with modern harmonies and layers of sound. Heading the unusual programme is the British conductor Robin Ticciati, a longstanding and welcome guest at the BRSO.

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