Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks) is the "internationally renowned orchestra" of the Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Radio), based in Munich, Germany. It is one of the three principal orchestras in the city of Munich, along with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bavarian State Orchestra. Its primary concert venues are the Philharmonie am Gasteig and the Herkulessaal in the Munich Residenz. The orchestra was founded in 1949, with members of an earlier radio orchestra in Munich as the core personnel. ...show more

The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks) is the "internationally renowned orchestra" of the Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Radio), based in Munich, Germany. It is one of the three principal orchestras in the city of Munich, along with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bavarian State Orchestra. Its primary concert venues are the Philharmonie am Gasteig and the Herkulessaal in the Munich Residenz. The orchestra was founded in 1949, with members of an earlier radio orchestra in Munich as the core personnel.

Eugen Jochum was the orchestra's first chief conductor, from 1949 until 1960. Subsequent chief conductors have included Rafael Kubelík, the longest serving of the orchestra's chief conductors, as well as Sir Colin Davis and Lorin Maazel. The current principal conductor of the orchestra, since 2003, is Mariss Jansons. The orchestra participated in the "Musica Viva" concerts, originally founded by the composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann, in its early years.[1] The orchestra received a Grammy Award in 2006 for Best Orchestral Performance.

[edit] Chief conductors Mariss Jansons (2003- ) Lorin Maazel (1993-2002) Sir Colin Davis (1983-1992) Rafael Kubelík (1961-1979) Eugen Jochum (1949-1960). ...show less