CLAS­SI­CAL CON­CERTS

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Ber­liner Dom

Ber­lin’s main cathe­dral presents a plethora of sa­cred mu­sic con­certs year round. www.berlin­er­dom.de. Am Lust­garten. T: 030.20269136. S Hack­escher Markt. E3/F3

Cham­ber Mu­sic Hall of the Phil­har­monie

Part of the Phil­har­monie, this ad­di­tional con­cert hall presents daily con­certs of cham­ber mu­sic. Ev­ery Tues­day, it also fea­tures a free con­cert at lunch time. 5 May: Le Con­cert des Na­tions, cond. Jordi Savall, per­form an­cient mu­sic. 13 May: World mu­sic with Roger Willem­sen. 16 May: Phi­lar­mo­nia Quartett per­form Shostakovich and Beethoven. 24 May: The Stradi­vari Solis­ten per­form Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, and more. World mu­sic with Roger Willem­sen. 28 May: Chris­tian Tezt­laff (vi­o­lin) plays Bach and Bar­tok. www.ber­liner- phil­har­moniker.de. Her­bert-von- Kara­jan-Str. 1. T: 030.254880. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

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- ber­lin.de. Char­lot­ten­str. 55. T: 030.688305700. U Stadt­mitte. E3

Konz­erthaus

This charis­matic 1821 con­cert hall is the base theater of the Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester, but other orches­tras and soloists grace its stage reg­u­larly. 4 May: Pi­anist Alexander Mel­nikov – Ber­liner Klavier­fes­ti­val 2015. 7 May: Pi­anist Yavgeny Sud­bin – Ber­liner Klavier­fes­ti­val 2015. 8 May: Pi­anist Arkadi Volo­dos and the Konz­erthaus Quartett Ber­lin play Beethoven and Brahms. 9 May: Pi­anist Kon­stantin Lif­s­chitz – Ber­liner Klavier­fes­ti­val 2015. 9 May: The Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester Ber­lin, cond. Iván Fischer, with Mit­suko Uchida ( pi­ano), play Mozart. 10 May: Mozart Marathon, from 11am–11pm. 11 May: Pi­anist Marc An­dré Hamelin– Ber­liner Klavier­fes­ti­val 2015. 12 May: Pi­anist Louis Lor­tie – Ber­liner Klavier­fes­ti­val 2015. 16, 17 May: The Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester Ber­lin, cond. Ki­ta­jenko, play Skri­abin and Rach­mani­noff. 22, 23 May: Beethoven, Missa Solem­nis. 26 May: The Philadel­phia Orches­tra, cond. Nezet-Se­gun, with Lisa Ba­ti­ashvili (vi­o­lin), per­form Shostakovich and Rach­mani­noff. 28 May: Carmina Bu­rana. 31 May: The Akademie für Alte Musik Ber­lin per­forms Schu­bert and Onslow. www.konz­erthaus.de. Gen­dar­men­markt. T: 030.203092101. U Hausvogteiplatz. E3

Phil­har­monie

The iconic con­cert venue is home to the ac­claimed Ber­liner Phil­har­moniker, cur­rently led by Sir Simon Rat­tle, but also hosts other stel­lar en­sem­bles and soloists. Free lunch con­certs ev­ery Tues­day at 1pm. Check web­site for pro­gram. 6 May: Jazz at the Ber­lin Phil­har­monic. 9, 10 May: The Ber­liner Phil­har­moniker, cond. Jan­sons, with ZIm­mer­mann (vi­o­lin) per­form Bartók, Shostakovich, and Ravel. 14–16 May: The Ber­liner Phil­har­moniker, cond. Järvi, with Wang ( pi­ano) per­form Schu­mann. Prokofiev, and Shostakovich. 19 May: Mau­r­izio Pollini recital. 22–25 May: The Ber­liner Phil­har­moniker, cond. Noseda, with Denoke (so­prano) per­form Strauss and Tchaikovsky. 29– 31 May: The Ber­liner Phil­har­moniker, cond. Maazel, per­form Stravin­sky and Tchaikovsky. www.berlin­er­phil­har­moniker.de. Her­bert-von- Kara­jan-Str. 1. T: 030.254880. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Rund­funk Sin­fonie Orch­ester Ber­lin

In­ject­ing new ex­pres­sion into 19th- and 20th­cen­tury clas­si­cal works un­der the lead of Marek Janowski, the old­est Ger­man ra­dio orches­tra with its 103 mem­bers has won a place in the top tier of Euro­pean con­cert orches­tras. The orches­tra per­forms in var­i­ous lo­ca­tions, of­ten in­clud­ing the Phil­har­monie and the Konz­erthaus. Ticket hot­line: 030.20298715.tick­ets@rsb- on­line.de

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