Saturday, 27. November 2021, 7.00 pm
Introduction 5.45 pm
Due to the new stricter Corona regulations in Bavaria, cultural events are only allowed to have a maximum capacity of 25 percent. The concert will therefore take place in front of a significantly reduced hall audience of 450 instead of the actually possible 1,800 people. Since the concert was almost sold out, we have decided to proceed as follows: All tickets already purchased will be cancelled and the concert went on sale again on November 24, with a 25% capacity. Due to time constraints, tickets can only be booked online.
Symphony No. 9
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
On 15 January 2020 the BRSO played a Mahler symphony for the last time before the onset of the pandemic: the “Resurrection” Symphony, in memory of Mariss Jansons. No one could have guessed that Mahler and Bruckner, two pillars of the repertoire, would soon vanish from concert programmes for almost two years. So it is a special sign of hope that the orchestra is finally bringing Mahler symphonies to life again. After the fourth symphony in October under the dircetion of Klaus Mäkelä, the future principal conductor Simon Rattle now conducts the ninth symphony with its nimbus between bold anticipation of modernism and late romantic swan song. For the BRSO, this is at the same time a departure into a new chapter of its Mahler performances, because with Simon Rattle, no less a fervent Mahler aficionado is at the helm of the orchestra as his predecessors Jansons, Maazel and Kubelík once were.
impressions from the rehearsals
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Robin Ticciati & Emanuel Ax
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