The musicians look straight up at the camera. Green trees frame them.


Vivi Vassileva, Percussion – Gregor A. Mayrhofer, Direction
Ives: The Unanswered Question, Mayrhofer: Recycling Concerto, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: The Hebrides – overture Op. 26, Smetana: The Moldau
10.05.2023, 20:00

Concert & Opera
Prinzregententheater München
Munich Symphony Orchestra

Unheard: Gregor A. Mayrhofer's "Recycling Concerto" for recycled percussion and orchestra. From plastic bottles, flower pots and coffee capsules – i.e. from household waste– new instruments arise for this challenging concert, which is also a lot of fun. But the throwaway society is a serious matter, its problems unsolved. Charles E. Ives asks "the eternal question of being" seven times in "The Unanswered Question"; four flutes search in vain for an answer. Consistent with his intentions, Ives' unanswered question motif is heard again and again in Mayrhofer's work.

Felix Mendelssohn was extremely impressed by the spectacular forces of nature during his journey to the Hebrides; he sketched this in 21 bars of music. This resulted in the concert overture "The Hebrides", which captures the atmosphere of water, wind and waves in an exemplary manner. No less masterfully, Smetana depicts the diversity of landscapes through which the Vltava flows in his tone poem of the same name.


Prinzregententheater München

Prinzregentenplatz 12
81675 München

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  • Gastronomic offer:

    Yes, drinks and food




34,00 € bis 66,00 €

10,00 € (reduced price)

Advance booking:

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Tel: 089. 93 60 93
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  • Event duration:

    20:00 – 22:00

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The musicians look straight up at the camera. Green trees frame them.
The Munich Symphony Orchestra. © Peter von Felbert
Soloist Vivi Vassileva sits on a swivel chair.
Soloist Vivi Vassileva © Adriana Yankulova


Munich Symphony Orchestra

Excellent, dynamic, innovative – the Munich Symphony Orchestra has been an integral part of the German musical landscape for over 75 years. The renowned orchestra presents varied programmes on large concert stages, in clubs and at unusual venues. The repertoire ranges from baroque music to classical and romantic works to film music, hip hop and crossover.