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. Currently on summer break. www.berliner- philharmoniker.de. Herbert-vonKarajan-Str. 1. T: 030.254880. S+U Potsdamer Platz. D3
Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler
One of Berlin’s most prestigious music academies. Many of its students are already 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
This charismatic 1821 concert hall is the base theater of the Konzerthausorchester, but other orchestras and soloists grace its stage regularly. 2– 4 Jul: The Konzerthausorchester Berlin, cond. Valchua, with Alisa Weilerstein (cello), play Debussy, Prokofiev, Strauss, and Ravel. 10–12 Jul: The Konzerthausorchester Berlin, cond. Meister, with Chen (violin), play Dvorak. www.konzerthaus.de. Gendarmenmarkt. T: 030.203092101. U Hausvogteiplatz. E3
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. See website for program. 1 Jul: Bobby Mc Ferrin and Chick Corea. www.berliner- philharmoniker.de.