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Munich Residenz Concert

1. Munich Residenz Concert

The Residenz in the heart of Munich was the city palace, once the seat of the Dukes, Princes, and Kings of Bavaria. The extensive complex is the largest city palace in Germany and contains some of the most lavish interiors in Europe. With its art collections and treasury, it is without a doubt the most important cultural site in all of Bavaria. A particular highlight awaits you every Saturday and Thursday in the Munich Residenz. The Residenz Soloists, together with members of the Munich Philharmonic, give a concert in the Hofkapelle where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart himself once played. The concert program is changed weekly and offers masterpieces of the Baroque and Classical periods by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Haydn, and works produced by Mozart as a guest composer at the Bavarian court.

Munich Residenz: Master Concert in the Hercules Hall

2. Munich Residenz: Master Concert in the Hercules Hall

Experience a special evening concert devoted to famous artists of classical music. The concert features masterpieces by Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi, and Bach in the impressive Hercules Hall of the Munich Residenz. The Hercules Hall was originally the throne room of Louis I and was built after the reconstruction as a concert hall. It served as a substitute for Klenze’s destroyed Odeon and was the most important concert hall in Munich up until the opening of the Philharmonic Hall in Gasteig. It got its name from the tapestries on the wall that depict the legend of Hercules and were commissioned by Albrecht V in 1556. With a new concert series, the renowned "Residenz Soloists" want to offer a stage in the cultural capital of Munich to the young, international rising stars of symphony. Under the title of "Star Concerts," these young, passionate talents play an ambitious and diverse program of selected masterworks, symphonies, solo evenings, and gems of chamber music in the Hercules Hall. March 23 - 7:30 PM Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" in E-flat major Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 "New World" Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Residence Soloists May 4 - 7:30 PM Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 "Fate" in C minor Verdi: Rigoletto Paraphrase Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major "Coronation Concerto" Andreas Skouras: Piano & Residence Soloists November 24 - 7:00 PM Vivaldi: Double-Concerto "The Winter" Albinoni: Oboe Concerto Haydn: Trumpet Concerto Händel: "Water Music" Trumpet Gala

Munich: Gala Concert in the Cuvilliés Theatre

3. Munich: Gala Concert in the Cuvilliés Theatre

Experience a concert by the Residenz soloists in one of the most beautiful and important Rococo theaters in Europe where Mozart’s Idomeneo was premiered and where Napoleon was a guest for a performance of Don Giovanni in 1806. The ensemble, consisting of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, performs selected masterpieces of classical music, leaving long-lasting impressions and wonderful memories for the audience.

Munich: Classical Concert Recital in Max-Joseph-Hall

4. Munich: Classical Concert Recital in Max-Joseph-Hall

The best things come in small packages! With wonderful stucco works and crystal chandeliers inside, Max's Joseph Hall is for many a small pearl in the residence and forms the perfect frame for classical concerts. Live chamber music also helps animate the intimate character of the space. The Munich Residence served as the seat of government and residence of the Bavarian dukes, electors and kings from 1508 to 1918. What began in 1385 as a castle in the north-eastern corner of the city (the Neuveste, or new citadel), was transformed by rulers over the centuries into a magnificent palace, its buildings and gardens extending further and further into the town. The rooms and art collections span a period that begins with the Renaissance, and continues via the early Baroque and Rococo epochs to Neoclassicism. Here you can bear witness to the discriminating taste and the political ambition of the Wittelsbach dynasty.

Munich: Royal Water Music on the Starnberg Lake

5. Munich: Royal Water Music on the Starnberg Lake

The high point of the evening is the Royal Water Music in the salon on the main deck of MS Starnberg, a luxurious concert hall with exceptional acoustics. The Residence Soloists and members of the Munich Philharmonic will play masterpieces by Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart and others. Traditionally, on such royal occasions, a hunt would take place: the quarry would be driven out of the woods into the lake for the courtly company to shoot at. Such entertainment cannot, unfortunately, be provided; but you are sure to enjoy the exciting tales of the Bavarian Kingdom, told by cultural historians on board. After this a 3 course dinner including drinks and a champagne reception awaits you. The first course includes canapés, shrimps in potato jackets, a selection of bruschette, Parma ham and antipasti satays, and smoked salmon tartlets. The main course is of pork medallions and turkey steak in Calvados sauce with potato gratin and seasonal vegetables. For pudding you will be served dark and white chocolate mousses with forest berries. The festive music, the thrilling courtly tales, and the delicious 3 course dinner afterwards make this voyage on the Starnberg Lake a glorious and unforgettable event. The team of Bavaria Klassik welcome you onboard Bavaria's biggest luxury ship, the MS STARNBERG, on the Starnberg Lake. Let them treat you like royalty on an incredible cruise and take a trip through time to the days of bavarian royalty with a cultural historian. The ship is well-suited to all weather; in good weather, the concert portion of the evening even takes place on the sun deck. Enjoy a greeting with prosecco before a delicious 3-course meal with drinks, and the night really goes out with a bang as a Baroque firework show awaits you in Starnberg at the end of the tour.

Munich: Evening Concert at Schleissheim Palace

6. Munich: Evening Concert at Schleissheim Palace

Experience a special evening of classical music at Schleissheim Palace. The palace attracts visitors with its picturesque Baroque gardens built by the elector Max Emanuel based on the model of the popular Versailles, in the hope of attaining imperial honor. In the magnificent setting, you can enjoy a classical concert with outstanding Residenz soloists and members of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Sit back and listen to the sounds of great master in the beautiful park of the palace. June 10 - 7:30 PM Mozart: Symphony No. 38 "Prager" in D major KV 504 Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream Suite Schubert: "Unfinished" – Symphony No. 8 in B minor Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Residence Soloists June 17 - 7:30 PM Mozart: Symphony No. 35 "Haffner" in D major KV 385 Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream Suite Mendelssohn: "Italian" – Symphony No. 4 in A major Gershwin: "Summertime" Residence Soloists June 29 - 7:30 PM Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 "Jeune home" Bizet: Carmen-Suite Andreas Skouras: Piano Residence Soloists July 15 - 7:30 PM Mozart: "Musical Fun" Mozart: Oboe Concerto Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream Suite Brahms: Hungarian Dances Gershwin: "Summertime" Residence Soloists July 20 - 7:30 PM Mussorgski/Ravel: "Pictures at an Exhibition" Haydn: Symphony No. 104 "Londoner" Verdi: Rigoletto Paraphrase Gershwin: "Summertime" Andreas Skouras: Piano Residence Soloists August 4 - 7:30 PM Vivaldi: "Four Seasons" Pachelbel: Kanon Albinoni: Adagio Mozart: Serenade in G major KV 525 "A Little Night Music" Rossini: Serenade for Strings "Aria of Figaro" Residence Soloists September 9 - 7:30 PM Mozart: "Musical Fun" KV 522 Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor Brahms: Hungarian Dances Gershwin: "Summertime" Andreas Skouras: Piano Residence Soloists

Munich: Concert in the Court Chapel of the Residenz

7. Munich: Concert in the Court Chapel of the Residenz

The Baroque Court Chapel of the Wittelsbach family was once the wedding chapel of Ludwig I. It is one of the jewels of the Munich Residenz. Here Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed frequently with his early piano concertos and the Missa brevis. The Court Chapel itself is primarily known for its wonderful acoustics. Hear the amazing acoustics for yourself and attend a concert in the Chapel.

Munich: Residenz Gala Concert

8. Munich: Residenz Gala Concert

27 April - 7:30PM Mussorgski: "Pictures at an Exhibition" Mendelssohn: Pianoconzert Nr.2 d-moll u.a. Andreas Skouras - Piano, Residenz-Solisten Residenz Gala 13. May - 7:30PM Mussorgski/Ravel: „Bilder einer Ausstellung“ Mozart: „Ein musikalischer Spass“ F-Dur KV 522 Joh.Strauß: Schnellpolkas Brahms: Ungarische Tänze Andreas Skouras - Piano, Residenz-Solisten 26. October – 7:30PM Mussorgski: "Pictures at an Exhibition" Mozart: Pianoconzert G-Dur KV 543 Andreas Skouras – Piano, Residenz-Solisten 09. November Mussorgski: "Pictures at an Exhibition" G. Gershwin: Rhapsody im Blue 10. December PProgram follows 21. December Program follows 30. December Program follows

Munich: Evening Concert at the Nymphenburg Palace

9. Munich: Evening Concert at the Nymphenburg Palace

Visit the beautiful Nymphenburg Palace and enjoy classical music in the wonderful setting. See the birthplace of King Ludwig II and the location where he spent his childhood. Stroll through the palace where the 7-year-old Mozart performed with his sister and experience a top-class evening concert.

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What people are saying about Munich

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 106 reviews

A must do in Munich. You are only getting a ticket, so don’t expect to have someone tshow you where to go. And the “meeting spot” was actually not that obvious as there were 2 Lions Gate. It’s a small office in the middle of the complex. Get there early for the best seats. I arrived a little before 6 pm and there were already patrons seated.

it's inside the palace chapel which is not tiny but if you like to be up front go exchange your voucher at the beginning of check in. The seating is uncomfortable but they did have nicer individual chairs at the back, but they could be reserved for the elderly, not sure. The three musicians were young and very talented. So glad we went

The place where it takes place could have been specified again in the confirmation! Otherwise everything is very good!

Great time in a beautiful setting, where three talented musicians played songs that I still really appreciate!

The concert was very good and the setting was delightful. A very nice evening.