BR‘s classical ensembles enjoy an excellent reputation both in Germany and abroad.
Concert of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Ι Photograph: BR/Peter Meisel

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks) is considered one of the best in the world. It works with internationally renowned soloists and conductors and regularly performs in the music capitals of the world. The orchestra has a broad repertoire from the 18th century to the present day. It has received top-class awards for its CDs, including a Grammy.

Munich Radio Orchestra

The Munich Radio Orchestra (Münchner Rundfunkorchester) has developed a very distinct artistic profile, due in no small part to its outstanding versatility. Its repertoire spans opera, musicals, modern spiritual music and film scores. The orchestra is particularly dedicated to introducing music to a young audience. Ivan Repušić is the ensemble’s artistic director.

Close-up of a hand holding a violin bow Ι Photograph: BR

Bavarian Radio Chorus

The Bavarian Radio Chorus (Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks) is very highly regarded due to its stylistic versatility and the quality of its ensemble. Howard Arman is the artistic director. Particular emphasis is placed on early music with original sound orchestras and contemporary avant-garde music. The chorus is a regular guest at international festivals such as those in Salzburg and Lucerne and at renowned orchestras with top conductors. The choir has won several ECHO Classical Music Awards and Grammy nominations.

Singer holding a song book at a rehearsal of the Bavarian Radio Chorus Ι Photograph: BR/Lisa Hinder website Ι Bild: BR


At , you’ll find everything that today’s classical music fans are passionate and enthusiastic about. There are selected concerts by the Bavarian Radio’s choir, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Munich Radio Orchestra, as well as the BR Klassik studio concerts. In addition to this, you can experience highpoints of the classical and jazz scenes from all over Bavaria. With top-quality image and sound quality. Live, free and ‘on demand’. BR-KLASSIK.DE also provides valuable information about composers and their works, performers and festivals.

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