Mehta to conduct Mariss Jansons memorial concert

Mehta to conduct Mariss Jansons memorial concert


norman lebrecht

December 13, 2019

Bavarian Radio has scheduled a performance of Mahler’s second symphony in Munich for January 15, conducted by Zubin Mehta, with whom Jansons had a long friendship.

The soloists are Golda Schultz and Gerhild Romberger.

The day before would have been Mariss’s 77th birthday.



  • Anton Bruckner says:

    ZM is an ideal conductor for M2.

  • Axl says:

    There isn’t better conductor to conduct Mariss Jansons’s memorial concert! Best choice!

  • Kenneth Zimmerman says:

    A more fitting memorial could not be fashioned. I am sorry I will not be able to witness the event in real time. Bravo!

  • Greg Bottini says:

    Mehta is the master of the Second Symphony.
    A fitting tribute to Jansons.

  • Rob says:

    Images from Mariss’s funeral, also available to purchase at a price.

  • Zenaida says:

    The concert will be transmitted live as follows:
    BR-KLASSIK überträgt das Konzert live ab 19.05 Uhr
    – per Video-Livestream on as of 7:05 p.m. Munich time (CET)
    – on TV on ARD-alpha (most likely only accessible by cable or just in Germany, but try)
    – on the radio BR Klassik, also via internet on

  • Sanae says:

    Thank you Norman, for the latest info. Maestro Mehta is a warm-hearted conductor just like Mariss Jansons. Right after we had a terrible earthquake in 2011, Mehta came to Japan and did a concert to pay tribute. We were so touched. I hope that BR Kassik will let us see the Livestream from Japan in January.