The Munich Symphony Orchestra – The Sound of Our City
In the logo of the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the wings of the golden angel of peace that watches over the Bavarian capital on the banks of the Isar rise up groundbreakingly. As one of the city’s four symphony orchestras, the Munich Symphony Orchestra is closely linked to the city of Munich and its musical tradition. “For the orchestra, “The sound of our city” is both a motto and a mission: with its four subscription series in the large halls of the city, it is one of the most prominent orchestras in Munich, and with its concert tours it carries the “sound of our city” beyond the city limits.
The Munich Symphony Orchestra focuses on the classical-romantic orchestral repertoire. The aim of the orchestra is to cultivate tradition and at the same time create new listening experiences. Well-known soloists and up-and-coming young stars of the classical music scene perform as partners of the orchestra. Experienced conductors are also on the podium alongside those whose great careers have just begun. Since the beginning of the 2014/2015 season, Kevin John Edusei has been the principal conductor of the orchestra’s musical development. With the German-American conductor Ken-David Masur as 1st guest conductor, another young conductor will take the podium. Philippe Entremont is the honorary conductor.
The Munich Symphony Orchestra is on an equal footing with classical music in its top-class productions in the fields of opera, film music and show. Each year, the programme includes around 110 concerts in which the audience can experience the orchestra’s broad repertoire and extroverted musical style. Works of all musical genres are on the programme: film lovers appreciate the live performances of the film music to “The Lord of the Rings” or Disney’s “Fantasia”, others like to be entertained in Roncallis “Circus meets Classic”, opera goers can enjoy the Munich Symphony Orchestra at the opera festival at Gut Immling. Highlights of the 2016/2017 season are a new cooperation with the Bavarian band Dreiviertelblut, Richard Blackford’s piece The Great Animal Orchestra – in which animal voices mingle with the orchestral sound – and a German tour with Pepe Romero in April 2017.