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Welcome Sir Simon!

Join us in welcoming our new Chief Conductor with Mahler’s 6th Symphony.


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Concert video: Haydn’s “Creation” with Sir Simon

As chief conductor of the Chor and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Sir Simon Rattle dedicated his inaugural concert to both. Starting with Haydn’s The Creation was out of the question for Simon Rattle: “It has everything in it. The whole world.” The soloists in the performance were Lucy Crowe (soprano), Benjamin Bruns (tenor) and Christian Gerhaher (baritone).

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Evgeny Kissin © Felix Broede

New in advance sale

As of September 12, you can purchase tickets for the following concerts: “Klangbilder” is the title of the 1st Chamber Concert on October 28. An evening of octets by Schubert and Hosokawa, rounded off with projections of selected pictures by illustrator Quint Buchholz. On November 2-3, experience pianist Evgeny Kissin with Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto. The BRSO is looking forward to its first collaboration with Polish conductor Krzysztof Urbański.


Emma Schied © BR\Astrid Ackermann


In the future, we will introduce you to musicians of the BRSO in a more personal way. We’ll start with Emma Schied, British-born oboist in the BRSO since 2016. Who is her greatest role model? Where her favorite place in Munich? And what would she do if she had the BRSO container to herself for one night? She told us all this and much more in our little questionnaire.

You can find an overview of all BRSO musicians here.

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Two Englishmen in Munich!

As a small welcome gift for its new chief conductor Sir Simon, the orchestra has come up with something special: A FC Bayern jersey, signed by another “newcomer” here in Bavaria: Harry Kane! What do you think? Will we see Sir Simon with it on stage soon? Or even Harry Kane in the audience? We will report… Here you can see a small video of the gift presentation by the board members of the orchestra


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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Get your ticket!

Starting with the 2023/24 season, the BRSO is offering concert tickets at 10€ for everyone under 30! Tickets are available in advance: online, on site or by phone at BRticket.

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Anne Schoenholtz und Sir Simon Rattle (c) BR / Severin Vogl

Violinist Anne Schoenholtz with Sir Simon Rattle

Guest: Sir Simon Rattle

Get to know the new principal conductor of the BRSO! Sir Simon Rattle is a guest on our orchestra podcast. Talking to Anne SCHOENHOLTZ, he reveals where his love for the BRSO comes from, what excites him about Munich, and what ideas and visions he plans to pursue in the coming years. This episode is also available in English!

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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

Soon after its founding in 1949 by Eugen Jochum, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (BRSO) developed into an internationally highly regarded orchestra. It was among the top ten orchestras worldwide in the orchestra rankings of the British trade magazine Gramophone (“The world’s greatest orchestras”) as well as in the Japanese music magazine “Mostly Classic”. Sir Simon Rattle will be the new principal conductor of the Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra from the 23/24 season.

The orchestra regularly works with renowned conductors and soloists in its concerts in Munich as well as on tours worldwide 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”. The promotion of young musicians and the cultivation of new music are also among the orchestra’s core tasks.