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.
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.
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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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!
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.