Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Klassik am Odeonsplatz

July 2022
8:00 pm
Munich, Odeonsplatz
Classic at the Odeons place


Miklos Rozsa
from Ben Hur Suite – Selection
I. Prelude and VI. Parade of the Charioteers
Miklos Rozsa
Violin Concerto
John Williams
Star Wars: Main Title
John Williams
Harry Potter and the Sorcerers’s Stone: Hedwig’s Theme
David Raksin
Laura Theme
Erich Korngold
The Adventures of Robin Hood – Selection
from The Adventures of Robin Hood I. Fanfare. II. Robin Hood and His Merry Men III. Love Scene V. The Fight, Victory and Epilogue
John Williams
E.T. Flying Theme


Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Veronika Eberle violin
Maria Furtwängler moderation
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

At least since Rhythm Is It! and his staged reading of the St Matthew Passion, Simon Rattle has been considered a multi-media trailblazer in new forms of musical outreach. Now the designated head of the BRSO will give his début at “Klassik am Odeonsplatz” with an exciting evening of film scores. The programme features Korngold, Rósza, Raksin and John Williams, stylistic trendsetters in a genre that has itself long entered the classical repertoire. As early as 1989 Rattle first conducted the soundtrack to Henry V, and in 2006 he performed the score of Tom Tykwer’s Perfume at the helm of the Berlin Philharmonic. Odeonsplatz listeners will be treated to Korngold’s Robin Hood (1938) and Rózsa’s Ben Hur Suite (1959), both of which won Oscars, as well as Rósza’s Violin Concerto (1953), the basis of the film score to Billy Wilder’s The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. The soloist is the young violinist Veronika Eberle. And it goes without saying that Hollywood’s éminence grise John Williams will also be there – with such classics as Star Wars, Harry Potter and Indiana Jones.

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