The Munich Symphony Orchestra – The Sound of Our City
Founded in 1945: Strongly committed to Munich and its music traditions, the Munich Symphony Orchestra is one of the city’s four symphony orchestras. The Orchestra takes as its motto and as its remit the maxim “The Sound of our City”; with its four subscription concert series in Munich’s grand venues it is well-established as one of the city’s most renowned ensembles, and when on tour, it takes that “Sound of our City” far and wide beyond the city limits.
Classical-Romantic orchestral repertoire is at the heart of the MSO’s mission to uphold musical traditions while offering new listening experiences. Famous soloists and talented newcomers in the classical field are always happy to make guest appearances with the orchestra. Experienced conductors and those just starting out on a career can regularly be seen on the rostrum directing the orchestra. Since the 2014/2015 season Bielefeld-born Kevin John Edusei has been the MSO’s Principal Conductor.
In addition to the classical repertoire, the Munich Symphony Orchestra also excels in top-flight productions in the fields of film music and musical side projects with others musicians, for example with the House Music-DJs from Milk & Sugar, the Bavarian band Dreiviertelblut and the German Hip-Hop combo EINSHOCH6. The programme comprises over 100 concerts per year, offering audiences a wide repertoire in which the orchestra’s extrovert style of music-making is on show: lovers of film soundtracks have enjoyed live performances of the music to “The Lord of the Rings” and Disney’s “Fantasia”.