›Nachtmusik der Moderne‹

›It does exist – a long queue for tickets in our own time when music from our own time is played. Not everywhere, but here‹, as Eleonor Büning remarked, in astonishment, in an issue of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sunday edition. And Robert Braunmüller, writing in the Munich Abendzeitung, concluded that ›The MKO sweeps aside any thoughts of a supposedly ultra-conservative public that only ever wants to hear the same old Beethoven, Brahms and Bruckner. For it is here that you will find the Munich’s greatest love affair between musicians and audience.‹  Besides its Thursday evening performances in the Prinzregententheater, the orchestra’s main venue, the MKO has also introduced a number of more unusual concert formats. For the last thirteen years a large, extremely well-informed audience has supported the ›Nachtmusiken‹ in the Rotunda of the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, where each concert is exclusively devoted to works by a single composer from the twentieth or twenty-first century.