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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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Concerts on sale

Tickets for the following concerts will be on sale from September 26: David Afkham will be the third debutant since the beginning of the season to take the podium on November 16/17, and a symphony by Franz Schmidt will be heard for the first time ever in BRSO concerts. The soloist will be Christian Tetzlaff with Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto. At the concerts on November 23/24, conducted by Shiyeon Sung, you can look forward to soloists from the orchestra’s own ranks. You will hear concertmaster Anton Barakhovsky perform Ravel’s “Tzigane,” and our principal cellist Sebastian Klinger perform Ligeti’s Cello Concerto. Finally, Greek conductor Constantinos Carydis will present works by Skalkottas, Canteloube, Takemitsu and Respighi on November 30 and December 1.


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

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.