BRSO on tour
Highlights of past BRSO tours
Tour through Europe with Daniel Harding in May 2023
Impressions from Prague
Leipzig, Dresden, Prague and Amsterdam were the stops on the tour with Daniel Harding in May 2023, including Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 7, which was premiered in Prague. See impressions of the concert and the city in the video.
Guest concerts in February 2023 with Sir Simon Rattle
Impressions from the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg
In February 2023, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle was a guest at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, among other venues. For the intense, five-hour musical journey through Richard Wagner’s “Siegfried”, the conductor, the outstanding singers and the BRSO received standing ovations for minutes after each act.
Spain tour with Iván Fischer in autumn 2022
Gustav Mahler: 5th Symphony – Scherzo
The programme of the Spanish tour with Iván Fischer in autumn 2022 included Gustav Mahler’s 5th Symphony. Listen to an excerpt of the Scherzo from the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, València.
Tour through Europe in May 2022 with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Beatrice Rana
Richard Strauss: “Ein Heldenleben”
With Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Beatrice Rana, the BRSO went on a European tour in May 2022 with a total of 6 concerts in 7 days. The stops were: Vienna, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Luxembourg and Paris. In the video you can see an excerpt of the work “Ein Heldenleben” by Richard Strauss.
Mariss Jansons – His last concert – 8 November 2019 in New York
Johannes Brahms: 4th Symphony
On 8 November 2019, a few weeks before his unexpected death, Mariss Jansons conducted his last concert during a tour with the BRSO at Carnegie Hall in New York. The programme included the four symphonic interludes from Richard Strauss’ opera “Intermezzo” as well as the fourth symphony by Johannes Brahms.
European tour with Mariss Jansons in October 2019
Rehearsal of the 4th Symphony by Johannes Brahms
On his last tour with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons rehearsed the 4th Symphony by Johannes Brahms. We did not publish this video from the Vienna Musikverein during his lifetime because it shows an already weakened Mariss Jansons. But it also shows the Mariss Jansons who had the unconditional will to work with “his” orchestra to the end, to shape the music. He lived for and through the music.
Festival tour in summer 2019
Impressions from Lübeck, Redefin, London and Salzburg
A review of our festival tour in summer 2019 with stops in Lübeck, Redefin, London and Salzburg. Conducted by Susanna Mälkki and Yannick Nézet-Séguin (London, Salzburg), soloist: Gil Shaham.
European tour with Mariss Jansons in March 2019
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 – 2nd movement
In spring 2019, we toured the cities of Vienna, Budapest, Luxembourg, Amsterdam and Paris with chief conductor Mariss Jansons and organist Iveta Apkalna. Listen to an excerpt from our concert in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam: Mariss Jansons conducts the 2nd movement of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9.
Asian tour in November 2018 with Zubin Mehta
Franz Schubert: “Rosamunde” Overture D 797
On the approximately two-week tour through Asia with a total of 11 concerts, the programme included works by Franz Schubert, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gustav Mahler, Franz Liszt, Igor Stravinsky and Richard Strauss. In the concert at the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Zubin Mehta conducted Franz Schubert’s “Rosamunde” Overture D 797, which you can watch in the video.
Northeast European Tour with Mariss Jansons in May 2018
Impressions from Riga, Helsinki, Saint Petersburg and Moscow
Riga, Helsinki, Saint Petersburg and Moscow were the stops on the tour in May 2018. The programme included “La valse” by Maurice Ravel and the Violin Concerto No. 1 by Sergei Prokofiev with Frank Peter Zimmermann. A review of the tour is available in the video!
With Mariss Jansons at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Works by Richard Strauss and Sergei Prokofiev
“For me as a conductor, it’s like driving a Rolls-Royce. This orchestra can simply do everything,” says principal conductor Mariss Jansons about the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. To make the most of the acoustics in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, he brought along a symphonic heavyweight in the form of Richard Strauss’s “Also sprach Zarathustra”. Also on the programme of the concert on 13 January 2018: Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, op. 100.
European tour with Mariss Jansons in November 2017
What are Wagner tubas?
In November 2017, Mariss Jansons and Yefim Bronfman went on a European tour with stops in Lugano, Luxembourg, Brussels, London, Vienna and Milan. The programme included Anton Bruckner’s 8th Symphony, in which Wagner tubas are used. Ursula Kepser and Norbert Dausacker explain in the video what the Wagner tubas have to do with Wagner and what they have to do with the tuba.