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Berlin’s main cathe­dral presents a plethora of sa­cred mu­sic con­certs year round. 4–14, 16–21, 27–29 Dec: Christ­mas Ora­to­rio (Bach) in a scenic rep­re­sen­ta­tion by Christoph Hagel. 22, 23 Dec: The Berlin Christ­mas Con­cert. 25 Dec: Swing­ing Christ­mas. 26 Dec: Christ­mas with the Dres­den Wind In­stru­ments. 31 Dec: Mes­siah ( Hän­del).­er­ Am Lust­garten. T: 030.20269136. S Hack­escher Markt. E3/F3

Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler

One of Berlin’s most pres­ti­gious mu­sic acad­e­mies. Its stu­dents are mem­bers of im­por­tant orches­tras, choirs, and bands, and the stage presents hun­dreds of con­certs ev­ery year – many of which are free. www.hfm- Char­lot­ten­str. 55. T: 030.688305700. U Stadt­mitte. E3


Part of the Phil­har­monie, this ad­di­tional con­cert hall presents daily con­certs of cham­ber mu­sic. 2 Dec: An­gela Denoke sings Kurt Weill. 4 Dec: Pi­anist Rafal Blachacz, recital. 9 Dec: Pi­anist Ev­geni Koro­liov per­forms Bach’s The Art of Fugue. 10 Dec: Kind of Cool, jazz with Wolf­gang Haffner, the Per­cus­sion­ists of the Ber­liner Phil­har­moniker, and oth­ers. 11 Dec: Pi­anist Elena Bashkirova, recital. 14 Dec: Berlin Pi­ano Quar­tet per­forms works by Fauré, Sch­nit­tke, Brahms. 19 Dec: The An­drej Hermlin and his Swing Dance Orches­tra. 20 Dec: The Ber­liner Konz­ert Chor, Ber­liner Konz­ert Orch­ester, cond. Jan Ol­berg, per­form Bach’s Christ­mas Ora­to­rio, Can­tata I. 21 Dec: The Karl- Forster- Chor Berlin, cond. Volker Hedt­feld, Works by CPE Bach and Vi­valdi. 23 Dec: The Barock Orch­ester Berlin, cond. Ste­fan Bevier, per­forms Bach, Haen­del, Pachel­bel. 26 Dec: The Deutsches Kam­merorch­ester Berlin, with Gabriel Ador­ján (vi­o­lin), per­form CPE Bach, JS Bach, Vi­valdi. 27 Dec: The Fes­ti­val Orches­tra Berlin, cond. Ste­fan Bevier, Clas­si­cal Mu­sic Gala Con­cert. 28 Dec: Axel Zwin­gen­berger, Boo­gie Woo­gie. 31 Dec: The Ber­liner Sym­phoniker, cond. Lior Sham­badal, per­form Puc­cini, Bern­stein, Strauss.­er­phil­har­ Her­bert-von- Kara­jan-Str. 1. T: 030.254880. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3


This charis­matic 1821 con­cert hall is the base theater of the Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester, but other orches­tras and soloists grace its stage reg­u­larly. 5–7 Dec: The Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester and the Dres­d­ner Kreuz­chor, Hän­del and Char­p­en­tier. 7, 8 Dec: Rund­funk-Sin­fonieorch­ester Berlin, RIAS Kam­mer­chor, cond. An­drea Mar­con, per­form Bach’s Mass in B mi­nor. 10 Dec: De­nis Mat­suev, pi­ano recital. 11-13 Dec: The Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester, cond. Dmitrij Ki­ta­jenko, with Ronith Mues (harp). 14 Dec: En­sem­ble Ar­taserse and coun­tertenor Philippe Jaroussky per­form sa­cred works by Vi­valdi. 16 Dec: The Konz­erthaus Kam­merorch­ester, cond. Kusaka, Vi­valdi’s Four Sea­sons. 17 Dec: Tschel­jabinsker Kam­mer­chor (Rus­sia), Rossini’s Pe­tite Messe Solen­nelle. 18 Dec: The Ber­liner Sin­gakademie, cond. Achim Zim­mer­mann, per­form Bach’s Christ­mas Ora­to­rio. 20 Dec: Orig­i­nal Bolschoi Don Kosaken, the best songs from old Rus­sia. 26 Dec: The St. Peters­burg Sin­foni­etta per­forms its Christ­mas Con­cert. 27, 28 Dec: The Bran­den­bur­gis­che Staat­sor­ch­ester Bran­den­burg per­forms Beethoven’s 9th Sym­phony. 28 Dec: The Bachtrompe­te­nensem­ble München, Fes­tive Bach Trum­pets for the New Year. 30, 31 Dec: The Rund­funk-Sin­fonieorch­ester Berlin, cond. Marek Janowski, Beethoven’s 9th Sym­phony. 30 Dec: Pi­anist Pi­etro Massa plays Chopin. 31 Dec: La Prima Donna. New Year’s Eve Con­cert with the Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester Berlin, cond. Alexan­der Shel­ley and so­prano Si­mone Ker­mes. www.konz­ Gen­dar­men­markt. T: 030.203092101. U Hausvogteiplatz. E3

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