Saturday, March 6, 2021 | 6 pm

Sir Simon Rattle, the designated chief conductor of the Bavarian Radio Choir and Symphony Orchestra, will give his début appearance in the musics viva series at the helm of the BRSO and the Bavarian Radio Chorus. He will conduct Henry Purcell’s Funeral music of Queen Mary, the world premiere of Ondřej Adámek’s Where are you ?, a song cycle for mezzo-soprano (Magdalena Kožená) and orchestra, and Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum by Olivier Messiaen.

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Saturday, March 6, 2021 | 9.30 pm

In a second concert, Sir Simon Rattle and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra will present Georg Friedrich Haas’s hour-long ensemble piece in vain, an exceptional work that combines sound and light to achieve a breath-taking intensity.

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Concert photos and video on demand

On December 8, 2020, Tabea Zimmermann and Christian Gerhaher once again devoted themselves to Wolfgang Rihm’s Stabat Mater. This very special duo was framed by two ensemble works by Rihm, in which the musicians of the BRSO were joined by Tamara Stefanovich and Jörg Widmann. Enjoy a picture gallery and the concert video now!

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musica viva

musica viva was founded by the German composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann in 1945. It is one of the world’s most famous events for future-oriented and contemporary music, where many experimental works and performances for orchestra and chamber music receive their premiere. Director Winrich Hopp took over musica viva in 2011.

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