Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Franck Ollu & Krassimir Sterev

May 2023
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Musica viva


Liza Lim
“Mary/Transcendence after Trauma” (world premiere)
commissioned by Bavarian Radio’s musica viva series
Francesca Verunelli
“Accord, Chord and Tune” for accordion and orchestra (world premiere)
commissioned by Bavarian Radio’s musica viva series
Pascal Dusapin
“Morning in Long Island” for large orchestra (german premiere)


Franck Ollu conductor
Krassimir Sterev accordion
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

In Mary, the second part of the Annunciation triptych dedicated to female spirituality, Australian composer Liza Lim deals with “Mary’s Visitation by the Angel and the Passion Play”. Subtitled “Transcendence after Trauma”, the music revolves around incantation and divination, and is characterized by archaic sound fragments. The program also includes the premiere of Francesca Verunelli’s accordion concerto Accord, Chord and Tune, a work that remarkably synthesizes the sounds of an orchestra with those of the accordion. The solo accordion part will be performed by Krassimir Sterev. The third work on the program is Pascal Dusapin’s kaleidoscopic orchestral fantasy Morning in Long Island. The French composer was inspired by the sounds he heard on a cold, foggy night while visiting this popular destination in New York: standing on the beach, he watched the waves, listened to the birds and the music from a distant club – and later captured this nocturnal mood in a fascinating soundscape.

musica viva

This concert is part of the Bavarian Radios’ musica viva series. Musica viva is one of the world’s most famous forums for future-oriented and contemporary music, where many experimental works and performances for orchestra and chamber music receive their premiere.

Further concerts

Tue, 7 May, 7:00 pm
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Tue, 14 May, 7:00 pm
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Anton Barakhovsky © BR\Astrid Ackermann
Watch This Space | Anton Barakhovsky and the BRSO academy
Thu, 30 May, 8:00 pm
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Riccardo Muti © Todd Rosenberg
Riccardo Muti
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