Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

musica viva: Sir Simon Rattle

October 2023
8:00 pm
Munich, Gasteig HP8, Isarphilharmonie

Introduction: 6:45 pm

Musica viva


Vito Žuraj
“Automatones” for big orchestra
(commissioned by Bavarian Radio’s musica viva series, world premiere)
Luciano Berio
“Coro” for 40 voices and orchestra


Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Bavarian Radio Chorus
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

Simon Rattle’s conducting career is characterized by openness and renewal – and modern music has also played an important role in this. No surprise, then, that when Rattle takes up his post as Chief Conductor of the Chor and Symphonieorchester des BR, he will also conduct a musica viva concert. On the programme: the world premiere of Automatones, written by Vito Žuraj and commissioned by Bavarian Radio’s musica viva series. Extraordinary things are to be expected, since the Rihm student, born in Maribor, Slovenia, in 1979, is always causing a stir: “Contemporary music can be a lot of fun.” (Offenbach-Post) After the intermission, Rattle will conduct Coro for Choir and Orchestra by Luciano Berio: a confessional work in a “tragic mood” (Berio) that has lost none of its relevance today.

Sir Simon Rattle © BR\Astrid Ackermann
Fri, 13 October 2023, 8:00 pm

Video livestream

BR-KLASSIK will broadcast the concert in a video livestream.

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

Thu, 28 Sep, 8:00 pm
Munich, Gasteig HP8, Isarphilharmonie
Sir Simon Rattle © BR\Peter Meisel
Sir Simon Rattle
Mahler 6
Thu, 19 Oct, 8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Isabelle Faust © BR\Astrid Ackermann
Maxim Emelyanychev & Isabelle Faust
Works by Fanny Hensel, Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann
Thu, 2 Nov, 8:00 pm
Munich, Gasteig HP8, Isarphilharmonie
Evgeny Kissin © Felix Broede
Krzysztof Urbański & Evgeny Kissin
Works by Rachmaninov and Shostakovich
Fri, 10 Nov, 8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Johannes Kalitzke © BR\Astrid Ackermann
musica viva: Johannes Kalitzke
Works by Lisa Streich, Johannes Kalitzke and Luc Ferrari