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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.
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 acclaimed ensembles and soloists. Free lunchtime concerts Tuesdays 1pm. www.berliner- philharmoniker.de. Herbertvon- Karajan-Str. 1. T: 030.254880. S+U Potsdamer Platz. D3
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. www.rsb- online.de. Ticket hotline: 030.20298715.