"Klassik am Odeonsplatz", Munich

Commissioned by: Pro Events Veranstaltungs GmbH
Client: Bayerische Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra, City of Munich
Date: since 2000, on the 1st weekend in July
Location: Odeonsplatz, Munich
Services:Audio, Lighting, Staging, Rigging
Project Manager: Rudolf Pirc
Branch Office:Munich
Special Features:
  • Digital room acoustics simulation using a Vivace processor; separate for audience and orchestra
  • Location-related broadcast by dividing the sound from the stage into 12 directional fields
  • TV-compatible orchestra lighting and lighting designs, building illumination all around the square
  • Structural support construction for mounting the lighting and parts of the sound equipment

For one weekend every July, Odeonsplatz turns into the setting for a superb series of concerts. Since the year 2000, the Bayerische Rundfunk's symphony orchestra and the Munich Philharmonic have given concerts with outstanding soloists at "Klassik am Odeonsplatz". Around 16,000 come to enjoy this musical treat. The greatest challenge: uniform sound distribution around the entire square. However, the facades and gaps in the buildings cause variations in delay and reverberation times. That's why we use an electronic room acoustics system to simulate a room over the Odeonsplatz that is similar to that of a concert hall.

Photos: Ralph Larmann


Further Information

Interview about “Klassik am Odeonsplatz” by Luke Clancy with our project manager Johannes Pippig


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