The Münchner Kammerphilharmonie dacapo is committed to a broad repertoire which ranges from “historically informed” baroque performance via classic and romantic all the way to modern music. Even world premieres are played like the “Four Songs after Rückert and Poe” by Moritz Eggert and the “Sinfonietta” by Vladimir Genin which was commissioned by the orchestra. 2014 dacapo debuted as a ballet orchestra, and also as an opera orchestra the ensemble loves to perform: e.g. “Hänsel und Gretel” by Humperdinck which was a big success in Munich’s project “Opera in Schools” as well as in many Bavarian theaters.
The orchestra emphasizes (re-) discovering pieces for chamber orchestra ranging from late romantic to moderately modern. Among those pieces is incidental music by Silbelius or serenades and sinfoniettas by Roussel, Nielsen, Toldrá or Reinecke which are greatly appreciated by the audience since they are always presented alongside with more famous pieces like violin concertos by Mozart, overtures by Mendelssohn or Rossini and symphonies by Haydn or Beethoven. Also Franz Schottky’s short introductive presentations of the composers and their works in the concerts have become very popular amongst dacapo’s audience.
Depending on the work, the Münchner Kammerphilharmonie dacapo performs up to 10 different programs per season with the number of musicians varying from ca. 12 – 65. It also performs with Franz Schottky’s MozartChor München when needed for extended works written for choir and orchestra.