Munich Symphony Orchestra
Philippe Entremont, Honorary Conductor
Manager: Tim Fox
Management Territory: North America
The Munich Symphony played the Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92, with a sense of abandon. After an animated opening, a funereal Adagio and a scampering Scherzo, the finale was all manic energy and fire. Entremont and his orchestra conjured up a joyous whirlwind of sound that ultimately launched the music blazing into the ether. Washington Post, Daniel Ginsberg
...Entremont's performance was bucolic indeed. The conductor's brisk, clipped phrasing gave dance like vivacity to the charming Allegretto. Entremont's vigor and idiomatic lilt brought the symphony to a joyous conclusion in the quintessential Brahmsian key of D major. The ensemble's incisive playing earned an enthusiastic standing ovation. Miami Herald, Lawrence Budmen
During the 2011-2012 season, internationally renowned artist Philippe Entremont returned to the US with the Munich Symphony Orchestra to perform Mozart's Requiem with Gloria Dei Cantores. Maestro Entremont led the Orchestra, one of Munich's distinguished world-class orchestras, as conductor and piano soloist in the Symphony's 2009 US tour to rave reviews. This tour followed their debut US tour in the 2005-2006 season.
Acclaimed worldwide for the elegance and virtuosity of his playing, as well as his outstanding interpretive abilities on the podium, the pairing of Philippe Entremont . . . with the Munich Symphony Orchestra proves to be a stunning collaboration. The Orchestra is one of Munich's four symphony orchestras and developed in 1990 out of the former Graunke Symphony Orchestra, which was founded by Kurt Graunke in 1945. Under his direction the orchestra quickly achieved a high standard of perfection, not only winning favor with the general public, but also being held in high esteem among experts and in the media. For more than half a century the orchestra has made a considerable contribution to the cultural life of Munich with an extensive repertoire which includes symphonic concert pieces, performances of opera, light opera, musicals and ballets as well as oratorios and church music. Regular concerts in Bavaria and numerous tours throughout Germany as well as in Europe, Asia and the Americas have firmly established the reputation of the Munich Symphony Orchestra.