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Klassik am Odeonsplatz 2024 (c) Marcus Schlaf

Klassik am Odeonsplatz

What an evening: for the second time in the history of Klassik am Odeonsplatz, the concert had to be cancelled during the interval due to an approaching thunderstorm. Before that, the audience experienced a stormy Valkyrie under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle.

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Gruppenfoto Symphonischer Hoagascht mit Sir Simon Rattle © BR\Astrid Ackermann

Symphonic Hoagascht

Sir Simon Rattle’s fascinating journey through Bavaria and the world of brass music culminated in the “Symphonic Hoagascht” at the Showpalast Munich. You can now watch the concert video in our media library!

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07.06.2024 Konzert mit Sir Simon Rattle © BR\Astrid Ackermann

Sir Simon Rattle & Timothy Ridout

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A tribute to Rafael Kubelík: Sir Simon opened the programme, which was entirely dedicated to Bohemian-Moravian culture, with the complete second series of Dvořák’s “Slavonic Dances”. Janáček’s “Sinfonietta” was also one of the showpieces of the BRSO’s second chief conductor. In Martinů’s “Rhapsody Concerto”, the 29-year-old violist and fellow countryman of Rattle, Timothy Ridout, gave his BRSO debut.

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With the new BRSO Online Memory you can get to know the BRSO and its instruments even better. Show how well you know your way around the world of orchestral instruments at different levels of difficulty. There are exciting things to discover and, of course, to hear – together with Sir Simon!

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BRSO und Sir Simon Rattle 31.01.2024 © BR\Astrid Ackermann

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In the BRSO media library you will find numerous concert videos with major symphonic works in recordings with many well-known conductors such as Rattle, Blomstedt, Gardiner, Haitink, Dudamel, Harding, Nézet-Séguin, Jansons or Antonini. Plus current livestreams as well as audios, documentaries about the BRSO and exciting backstage videos. Free of charge and available at any time!

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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.