“With sound logo”, 2019

Munich Symphony Orchestra on the new season

From Ekaterina Kel
They have kept the dots above the Y, now the Munich Symphony – or Sÿmphoniker, as they write themselves – is serving up a new PR tidbit. The orchestra will have its own sound logo for the 2019/2020 season. Composed and developed by Michael Lauterbach from Munich, designed by the Munich agency Blackspace and proudly presented by orchestra director Annette Josef and chief conductor Kevin John Edusei on Friday in the Bavaria music studios.

Two dancing yellow dots and six notes. With a short, cheerful melody, the Munich Symphony Orchestra now also wants to make the social media recognizable. They have been present in the public cityscape since last season with their rich yellow posters depicting the individual musicians and their instruments in playful poses. Subscriptions are advertised; two concert series in the Herkulessaal and one again in the Prinzregententheater are on the programme. These include some rarely performed works. For example the Symphony No. 5 in B minor by Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, who was court kapellmeister in Donaueschingen in the middle of the 19th century, which will be performed together with Robert Schumann and Franz Liszt in April 2020.

Edusei says that so far he has made a “wide berth” around Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowsky. Now he finally wants to try out the Russian’s 6th Symphony, the “Pathétique”, in May 2020. A few weeks later, he rewards himself with his “absolute darling” Franz Schubert in a concert entitled “Schubertiade”, which will deal with the composer’s complex oeuvre.

In February, the symphonists will play his ballet music “The Creatures of Prometheus”, to which actor and photo artist Stefan Hunstein will address a new text. Another innovation is the change of the 1st guest conductor: The Belgian David Reiland will take over the office at the start of the season.

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