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W. A. Mozart: “Idomeneo”

Idomeneo has long been one of Rattle’s favorite pieces as Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece will give Rattle the opportunity to work intensively with the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks and to further deepen his involvement with historical performance practice in Munich. He will be joined by a superb cast of singers: Andrew Staples, Sabine Devieilhe, Magdalena Kožená and Elsa Dreisig. The concerts will take place on December 16/17 and 19 in the Herkulessaal. There are only a few tickets left.


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Klassik am Odeonsplatz 2022: Sir Simon Rattle © Marcus Schlaf

Klassik am Odeonsplatz 2024

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Look forward to next summer now! Advance ticket sales for Klassik am Odeonsplatz 2024 have begun. On Friday, July 12, 2024, the BRSO under the baton of its chief conductor Sir Simon Rattle will transform Odeonsplatz into Munich’s most beautiful open-air concert hall. Soloists will be Anja Kampe and Michael Volle, two of the best Wagner interpreters of our time! They will perform a rousing selection from Richard Wagner’s “Die Walküre”, third act: “Walkürenritt”, “Brünnhilde’s Schlussgesang” and “Wotan’s Abschied und Feuerzauber”. The Symphony No. 2 in D major by Johannes Brahms will also be performed.


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Sir Simon Rattle & BRSO Academy

Monday, December 18, 2023

When Sir Simon became the new Chief Conductor, he also assumed patronage of the BRSO’s renowned training center. For the first joint project with the BRSO Academy, he chose a particularly demanding work right away: Schubert’s Winterreise by Hans Zender. The work’s subtitle, “a composed interpretation”, suggests that it goes beyond a mere orchestral arrangement. Zender illuminates Schubert’s depths with stylistic elements of modernism – which poses considerable technical and interpretive challenges for the young musicians. The vocal part is performed by Allan Clayton, one of today’s leading tenors, who most recently excelled in the title role of Brett Dean’s Hamlet at the Bayerische Staatsoper.


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Shiyeon Sung & Anton Barakhovsky & Sebastian Klinger

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At the concerts on November 23 and 24 conducted by Shiyeon Sung, soloists from the orchestra’s own ranks were featured. Concertmaster Anton Barakhovsky performed Ravel’s “Tzigane,” and our principal cellist Sebastian Klinger played Ligeti’s Cello Concerto. Three popular concert classics, Ravel’s Boléro, his ballet music Ma mère l’oye, and the Concert Românesc by Ligeti completed the programme.

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MEET THE BRSO – Karin Löffler

Karin has been a member of the first violins in the BRSO since 2006. She studied in Basel and Zurich and was a scholarship holder in the Orchestra Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic. In addition to music, her heart beats for good food, exciting books – and of course her family.


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In the concerts on November 16 & 17, Christian Tetzlaff played Alban Berg’s violin concerto entitled “To the Memory of an Angel”. The young German conductor David Afkham also made his debut with the BRSO with the colorful, late romantic symphony by Franz Schmidt. You can listen to the concert here until December 17.

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Sir Simon Rattle

Sir Simon Rattle will be the new Chief Conductor of the Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra from the start of the 2023/24 season. Throughout his career, Sir Simon has always stood for a spirit of openness, renewal and love of experimentation. We look forward to many exciting and inspiring projects with him!

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Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

With the 2023/2024 season, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (BRSO) welcomes Sir Simon Rattle as its new chief conductor. He is the sixth in a line of distinguished conductors after Eugen Jochum, Rafael Kubelík, Sir Colin Davis, Lorin Maazel and Mariss Jansons. Soon after its founding in 1949, the BRSO developed into an internationally highly regarded orchestra. The orchestra regularly works with renowned conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Franz Welser-Möst, Daniel Harding, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Andris Nelsons, Jakub Hrůša and Iván Fischer. The orchestra tours throughout Europe, Asia and America

and can look back on numerous CD releases and awards, including the GRAMMY in the category “Best Orchestral Performance” and the “German Record Critics’ Award”. Simon Rattle has already added important milestones to the discography, including works by Mahler and Wagner. Further recordings, intensive promotion of young musicians and performances in the world’s music centres will accompany the collaboration. In a ranking of the ten best orchestras in the world published by the online magazine Bachtrack and compiled by the world’s leading music journalists, the BRSO recently came third.