Livestream: 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 the world premiere of Ondřej Adámek’s Where are You?, a composition for mezzo-soprano (Magdalena Kožená) and orchestra, and Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum by Olivier Messiaen. BR-KLASSIK will broadcast the concert (without audience) in a video livestream!

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Livestream: March 6, 2021 | 9.30 pm

In a second concert, Sir Simon Rattle, the Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra will present Henry Purcell’s Funeral music of Queen Mary and Georg Friedrich Haas’s hour-long ensemble piece in vain, an exceptional work that combines sound and light to achieve a breath-taking intensity. BR-KLASSIK will broadcast the concert (without audience) in a video livestream!

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CANCELLATION OF THE CONCERTS WITH LIVE AUDIENCE UNTIL March 7, 2021

On February 10, 2021, the Federal Chancellor and the heads of government of the federal states decided to extend the prohibition of events until March 7, 2021, among other measures to contain the corona pandemic. On this basis, the Bayerischer Rundfunk is forced to cancel the concerts of its orchestras, choir and musica viva with live audience until March 7, 2021. Tickets already purchased will be refunded.

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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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