The Free State of Bavaria
Musical life in the Free State of Bavaria encompasses a broad range of activities, from folklore and amateur music-making to world-class symphony orchestras. From the perspective of the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Culture, Science and the Arts, one of these leading ensembles is the Munich Symphony Orchestra, a non-government-run classical orchestra with a strong position in the concert life of Munich, Bavaria and beyond. For more than 70 years, the Munich Symphony Orchestra has fulfilled many goals in the Bavaria’s musical life, from music education to highest culture. One highly welcome fact is that the orchestra performs regularly in various Bavarian cities, ensuring a high level of musical offerings in rural areas as well. The Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Culture, Science and the Arts is pleased to support the Munich Symphony Orchestra with an annual grant, making a sustainable contribution to securing and developing this meaningful aspect of cultural life in the Free State of Bavaria.
Kulturreferat der Stadt München
The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media is responsible on a federal level for creating a framework for the arts and media. In addition, she supports individual artistic genres and efforts aimed at a culture of remembrance and the maintenance of Germany’s national cultural heritage, through grants to institutions and projects of national interest. She finances funds and programmes that are active nationwide. In 2017 the German Parliament has enabled the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media for the first time to launch a multi-year grant programme in order to enable professional orchestras to react to changes in society and musical culture and to experiment with new methods of influencing orchestral artistic work in a sustainable fashion. As part of a nationwide call for proposals, the Munich Symphony Orchestra won a grant for its project “Concert 2.0”. The Federal Government will support the undertaking from 2017 to 2019 with up to 450,000 Euros.
The District of Upper Bavaria
Maintaining tradition and creating new listening experiences – for the Munich Symphony Orchestra, that is no contradiction. The orchestra has won its audience’s hearts with its classical-romantic repertoire as well as film scores and other new formats. It welcomes renowned soloists as partners on stage, but also rising young stars of the classical music scene. The District of Upper Bavaria has supported the work of the Munich Symphony Orchestra for many years through its cultural funding. I wish the orchestra under its conductor Kevin John Edusei lasting success.
President of the District Council of Upper Bavaria