Bavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraFormed 1949
Coordinates: 48°8′39.6″N 11°33′13.7″E / 48.144333°N 11.553806°E
The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (German: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks) is based in Munich, Germany, one of two full-size symphony orchestras operated under the auspices of Bayerischer Rundfunk, or Bavarian Broadcasting (BR). Its primary concert venues are the Philharmonie am Gasteig and the Herkulessaal in the Residenz.
The orchestra was founded in 1949, with members of an earlier radio orchestra in Munich as the core personnel. Eugen Jochum was the orchestra's first chief conductor, from 1949 until 1960. Subsequent chief conductors have included Rafael Kubelík, Sir Colin Davis and Lorin Maazel. Since 2003, the orchestra's chief conductor has been Mariss Jansons, whose current contract extends through 2024. Jansons has regularly campaigned for a new concert hall for the orchestra since the start of his BRSO tenure.
The orchestra participates in the "Musica Viva" concerts, founded by the composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann, to this day.
Upcoming BBC Events
Proms 2019: Prom 15: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra – 1
Proms 2019: Prom 17: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra – 2
Past BBC Events
Proms 2013: Prom 35: Mahler – 'Resurrection' Symphony
Proms 2013: Prom 33: Beethoven, Berlioz
Proms 2007: Prom 62
Proms 2007: Prom 60
Proms 2004: Prom 20
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