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Jakub Hrůša with our artist-in-residence

On Thursday 21 January 2021 at 8pm we performed our first concert of 2021 (as a live stream) with our artist-in-residence this year, Patricia Kopatchinskaja! Principal conductor Jakub Hrůša was on the podium.

Even though we unfortunately could only play in front of an empty hall, it was a pleasure to be on stage again and to be able to present you with a concert experience - even if only digitally.

If you missed the concert or want to enjoy it again, you can watch it here for a few more days. After that, the recording will be available until 19 April in the media library of our media partner HERE (free registration required).

Jakub Hrůša Conductor and Patricia Kopatchinskaja Violin

Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dances, Nos. 1, 3 and 10
Béla Bartók Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 Sz 112
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 6 in D major op. 60

photo © Marco Borggreve


Our latest cd release: Gustav Mahler Symphony Nr. 4

In July, in the middle of the first Corona summer, we used the time for a wonderful recording (in co-production with BR-Klassik). At the same time, we investigated how successful recordings are possible at this time, on the one hand with regard to safety, and on the other hand also under the musically crucial aspects such as sound and interaction of the orchestra. The result is an extraordinary recording of Gustav Mahler's 4th Symphony together with our principal conductor Jakub Hrůša. The mezzo-soprano part in the 4th movement was taken by Anna Lucia Richter. Released by accentus music (catalog number: ACC30532), available now.


Due to the extension of the lockdown until February 14th, we won't be able to play concerts again until mid February at the earliest. And even if the current situation calls for great caution, we continue to advocate resuming cultural events of all kinds as soon as it is safe for everyone involved. Especially in difficult times, art and culture are both consolation and objects of reflection, and help society to overcome the current crisis. Not only do we find that culture is relevant to the system - an unknown artist thinks so too, and left this message in front of our concert hall.

We very much hope to see you soon again in our concerts!


We would like to ring in the New Year to the sounds of Beethoven's triumphant 9th Symphony! We wish you good luck, success and, above all, health for 2021! Even if live concerts are unfortunately not possible during this time, the main theme of the symphony should let you start the new year with optimism and confidence. An enthusiastic greeting straight from the living rooms of our musicians. And we are very much looking forward to soon being able to organize concerts with you as an audience - the best audience - again in 2021!

To our livestreams ...

Jakub Hrůša with our artist-in-residence Patricia Kopatchinskaja - Brahms, Bartók & Dvořák from January 21, 2021. The concert can be accessed via here until April 19, 2021.

Christoph Eschenbach conducts Mozart, Poulenc and Saint-Saëns - with Christian Schmitt on December 5, 2020. The concert can be viewed at here, and can be accessed until March 4, 2021.

Herbert Blomstedt conducts Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 on November 13, 2020. This concert can be viewed at here until February 12, 2021.

The recording of Richard Strauss' Alpine Symphony from October 16, 2020 will soon be available on our website.