Munich Symphony Orchestra
As one of the large symphonic orchestras based in Munich, the Munich Symphony Orchestra has played an important role in Germany’s musical landscape for more than 75 years.
The ensemble realizes about 100 concerts annually with performance series implemented in Munich, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Kempten in southern Germany, as well as guest appearances and tours throughout Germany and abroad.
The renowned and adventurous orchestra with musicians from 17 different nations presents varied programs on not only large stages of concert halls and open-air venues, but also in clubs, in unusual locations as well as its own venerable rehearsal hall, the famous Bavaria Music Studios in Munich.
The repertoire ranges from baroque music to classical and romantic works, while also comprising movie soundtracks, modern classics and reaching into the 21st century with HipHop and crossover. Chief conductor Kevin John Edusei had shaped the orchestra’s musical evolution since the 2014/15 season and continues to enthusiastically care for new programmatic input.
The orchestra is characterized not only by its unconventional take on tradition but also by its cooperation with rising young stars in the classical music scene. Notable artists such as Juan Diego Flórez, Joyce DiDonato, Lucas & Arthur Jussen, Pepe Romero or Arabella Steinbacher performed alongside the Munich Symphony Orchestra at numerous concerts, while outstanding soloists like Maximilian Hornung, Pablo Ferrández or Daniel Ottensamer are featured on one of the CDs (Sony) already produced by the orchestra.
Renowned German actors, including Max Müller, Stefan Hunstein or Herbert Knaup, as well as artists from other music genres, among them soul singer Joy Denalane, Quadro Nuevo, HipHop-Band EINSHOCH6 as well as the folk music band Dreiviertelblut, are contributing their voices to create varied programs with a distinguished and unique sound. The orchestra has already recorded more than 650 movie sound tracks, including Howard Shore’s Oscar™-nominated soundtrack for “The Silence Of The Lambs” or the music for films like “The Never Ending Story 3” and “Das Boot”.
The Munich Symphony Orchestra conceptualizes its concerts as a platform for shared experiences and spontaneous exchanges with the audience and offers additional formats in digital versions, such as the “Wolfgang” concert app or online concerts.
In addition, the orchestra supports young talents in a variety of ways: In cooperation with the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, students of conductorship are offered the special opportunity to conduct a professional orchestra and experience the stage during concerts. In addition, trainees from the Mediaschool Bayern were involved in concert streaming during last season, thereby able to realize large video productions with an orchestra.