Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Start of a new era

Discover now all concerts of the new 2023/2024 season, in which Sir Simon Rattle takes up his post as Chief Conductor of Chor and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks!


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Thomas Søndergård © Martin Bubandt

Thomas Søndergård & Augustin Hadelich

Thursday and Friday, 15/16 June 2023

Augustin Hadelich will interpret the impressive Violin Concerto by György Ligeti. Under the direction of the Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård, Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony will also be heard, and as the opening work you can listen to one of the best-known compositions by Jean Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela.

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Peter Eötvös © BR\Astrid Ackermann

A feast of sound for Helmut Lachenmann

Friday, 23 June 2023

Five years ago, Helmut Lachenmann’s My Melodies received its celebrated world premiere by the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and its eight horn soloists. In the intervening years, the composer widened the riverbed for the music’s powerful flow, expanded the architecture of the form and increased the virtuosity of the cadenza for the group of eight horns. Under the direction of Peter Eötvös, you can now experience the horn section and BRSO with the world premiere of the current 2023 version!

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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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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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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.