Munich Philharmonic Cancels ‘Buddha Passion’

The Munich Philharmonic has canceled its upcoming performance of Tan Dun’s “Buddha Passion.” The orchestra noted, that “due to ongoing travel restrictions and quarantine regulations when traveling from or to the People’s Republic of China, we must, unfortunately, postpone the performance of Tan Dun’s “Buddha Passion.” The special instrumentation required for the work, with indigenous singers and traditional Chinese instruments, {…}

Munich Philharmonic & Rotterdam Philharmonic Terminate Contracts with Valery Gergiev

The Munich Philharmonic and Rotterdam Philharmonic are terminating their relationship with Valery Gergiev. In a statement, Mayor Dieter Reiter of Munich said, “Munich is parting from principal conductor Valery Gergiev. With immediate effect, he will no longer be conducting concerts of the Munich Philharmonic. Valery Gergiev has not spoken out despite my call to ‘clearly and unequivocally distance himself from {…}

Camilla Nylund, Barbara Hannigan, Mojca Erdmann & Matthias Goerne Lead Munich Philharmonic’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Staatsoper Berlin official website / © Raphael Brand / Felix Broede / Marie Staggat) The Munich Philharmonic has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on the vocal performances only. Soprano Julia Lezhneva and contralto Sara Mingardo perform works by Bach, Mozart, and Vivaldi alongside conductor Andrea Marcon and the Philharmonischer Chor München. {…}