Munich memorial for Lorin Maazelmain
On Monday, at the St Michael Church in Munich, Valery Gergiev will conduct Brahms’s German Requiem in memory of Lorin Maazel. The orchestra will be made up of musicians from the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Maazel had been music director of both orchestras. The chorus will combine singers from the Munich Philharmonic Chorus and the Bavarian Radio Chorus, with soloists Christiane Karg and bass Georg Zeppenfeld. Bavarian Radio will carry a live broadcast of this concert.
Gergiev will be conducting Mahler in London until 10pm the night before. He is due to succeed Maazel at the Munich Philharmonic in September 2015.