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Munich Philharmonic and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Both Return to Carnegie Hall in Fall 2019

Mike Lawson • News • October 17, 2019

This fall, Carnegie Hall welcomes back two orchestras from Munich, Germany: Munich Philharmonic and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (BRSO).

On Friday, October 25 at 8 p.m., music director Valery Gergiev leads the Munich Philharmonic in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1. with Behzod Abduraimov and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7. The following evening, Saturday, October 26 at 8 p.m. they return with Leonidas Kavakos playing Brahms’s Violin Concerto. Also on the program is Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 and Jörg Widmann’s Con brio.

Just two weeks later, on Friday, November 8 at 8 p.m., Chief Conductor Mariss Jansons leads the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra on a program that includes R. Strauss’s Four Symphonic Interludes from Intermezzo, Four Last Songs with soprano Diana Damrau, and Brahms’s Symphony No. 4. They return the following evening on Saturday, November 9 at 8 p.m. with pianist Rudolf Buchbinder playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488; Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10, and Weber’s Overture to Euryanthe.

Both the Munich Philharmonic concert October 26 and the BRSO concert on November 8 are part of the Carnegie Hall Live broadcast and digital series with a live radio broadcast on WQXR 105.9 FM in New York and online at wqxr.org and carnegiehall.org/wqxr.

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