Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Sir Simon Rattle & Veronika Eberle

Charity concert in favour of the SZ Advent Calendar
January 2024
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
SZ Charity concert


Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 61
(cadenzas by Jörg Widmann)
Johannes Wiedenhofer
“Schnell” – Traum-Skizze für großes Orchester
(world premiere)
Edward Elgar
“Enigma Variations”, op. 36


Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Veronika Eberle violin
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Concert video

Veronika Eberle © Felix Broede

Information about the programme

After a stellar performance of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony in November 2021, Simon Rattle will be conducting the traditional SZ Charity Concert for the first time. Popular repertoire classics and – in most cases – internationally renowned soloists are among the cornerstones of the charity concerts, and this year there are two special highlights: violinist Veronika Eberle will perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with newly composed cadenzas by Jörg Widmann, while Simon Rattle is offering a young Bavarian composer a great opportunity. Johannes Wiedenhofer, born in 2005, won a special prize at “Jugend komponiert Bayern” in 2020 with his orchestral work Beyond Darkness. BRSO concertmaster Radoslaw Szulc, who conducted the world premiere with the Bayerisches Landesjugendorchester, immediately expressed his enthusiasm for the work to Simon Rattle, and therefore Wiedenhofer received a commission: an auspicious beginning for what we hope will be a great career.

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