Münchner Symphoniker

Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Munich Symphony Orchestra

The Sound of Our City

The logo of the Munich Symphony Orchestra shows a golden angel on the banks of the river Isar - wing tips point skywards, keeping vigil over the Bavarian capital. As one of the city’s four symphony orchestras, the Munich Symphony is strongly committed to Munich and its musical traditions. “The Sound of Our City” is the orchestra’s motto as well as its mission: With four subscription concert series in all of Munich's major concert venues, the Munich Symphony is one of the city's most renowned ensembles, while on its numerous national and international tours it takes the "Sound of Our City" out beyond the city boundary.

Classical-romantic works are at the heart of the Munich Symphony's repertoire. The orchestra aims to maintain time-honoured musical traditions while opening up new listening experiences for audience members. Famous soloists as well as talented newcomers of the classical music scene make guest appearances with the orchestra. Similarly, at the helm, experienced conductors take turns with those just starting out on a career. Since the 2014/2015 season Bielefeld-born Kevin John Edusei has shaped the orchestra’s artistic quality as Principal Conductor. German-American conductor Ken-David Masur, the Munich Symphony’s Principal Guest Conductor, is another young conductor who works with the orchestra on a regular basis while Philippe Entremont holds the title Laureate Conductor.

The orchestra’s schedule comprises some 110 concerts per year, offering audiences a wide repertoire and extroverted style of music-making. In addition to the classical repertoire the Munich Symphony Orchestra excels in top-flight productions in the fields of opera, film, show music and cooperations with bands of other music genres. Lovers of film scores have enjoyed live performances of “The Lord of the Rings”, opera aficionados flock to the opera festival at Gut Immling and those eager to try out new things get their money’s worth at concerts with bands like Dreiviertelblut, Haindling or EINSHOCH6.

Short Facts

  • Founded in 1945 by Kurt Graunke

  • 60 players, 15 nationalities

  • Recorded more than 500 film scores

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