Bas Wiegers will become Associated Conductor of the Munich Chamber Orchestra and will conduct MKO programmes spanning several epochs starting in the coming season.

"What I particularly appreciate about this orchestra and its musicians is their stylistically infinite possibilities. They have mastered the musical language of historical performance practice as well as the interpretation of the latest music. This opens up and enables a great freedom in music-making that I have not often experienced before," says Bas Wiegers about the Munich Chamber Orchestra, with which he will work closely over the next three years.

Instead of a principal conductor, the MKO will work in the future with three partners who are committed to the orchestra in the long term and who will have an impact on the orchestra from different starting points. Alongside Bas Wiegers, Jörg Widmann and Enrico Onofri will take on this role.

In his first season as Associated Conductor, which is themed Departure, Bas Wiegers will conduct a subscription concert with works by Beethoven and Haydn and a world premiere by Sara Glojnarić, a guest performance at the Festival Weingarten with works by Antonio Marcello, Sarah Nemtsov, and Arnold Schönberg, as well as portrait concerts on Chaya Czernowin and Grażyna Bacewicz.

Regarding the concert formats, some of which transcend epochs, he explains: " A great deal of knowledge of historical performance practice helps just as much in the interpretation of the newest music. The fact that these worlds are torn apart is basically not natural at all. For me, such divisions are completely boring, and the MKO sees it the same way."


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Maria Dubinets
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