Sir Simon Rattle

Saturday, 06. March 2021, 6.00 pm
Munich, Philharmonie im Gasteig


Henry Purcell
Funeral Music for Queen Mary

Ondřej Adámek
"Where are you ?", Song Cycle for Mezzo-soprano and Orchestra [2020] - commissioned by musica viva and the London Symphony Orchestra | world premiere

Olivier Messiaen
Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum - für Bläser und Orchester

Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor

Magdalena Kožená, Mezzo-Soprano

Norbert Ommer, Klangregie

Zoro Babel, Lichtregie

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

video livestream and Radio broadcast

BR-KLASSIK will broadcast the concert on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 6.00 pm on the video livestream via the musica viva Media Center and on BR-KLASSIK Concert. The concert recording will be broadcast by BR-KLASSIK on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, starting at 8.05 pm on the radio.

about the programme

Following his guest performance with the London Symphony Orchestra two years ago, Sir Simon Rattle will now give his début appearance in the Music Viva series at the helm of the BRSO and the Bavarian Radio Chorus. Together with Magdalena Kožena he will conduct the première of Ondřey Adámek’s song cycle. In a second concert he will present Georg Friedrich Haas’s hour-long ensemble piece in vain, an exceptional work that combines sound and light to achieve a breath-taking intensity. The first concert will end with Messiaen’s Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum, a kaleidoscopic piece for wind ensemble. Both concerts will be introduced by a cappella performances from the Bavarian Radio Chorus.

This concert is part of the musica viva concert series for contemporary music. More information


Ticket presale begins on 16th February 2021.

Provided that the legal regulations permit concerts with audiences, the concerts of the BRSO take place on the communicated dates and times. Tickets can be purchased by phone on 0800 5900 594, online at or via this website. You can find more information about ticket purchase here.

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