Clap, snap, and stomp along! Originally hailing from Brighton, the high- energy and uniquely inventive percussion show STOMP has been captivating audiences worldwide for over 20 years and will be ending 2015 with a lively beat for its Berlin audience. The driving rhythms are created using everyday items such as garbage cans, lids, basketballs, brooms, buckets, matchboxes, bags, chairs, and the musicians’ own bodies, fueling the rhythmic basis of music and its universal appeal. From 26 to 31 Dec at Admiralpalast (p. 63). Swing in the New Year. 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. 1 Dec: The Berliner Philharmoniker (cond. Roth, soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci) perform Lully and Ravel. 5–7 Dec: The Berliner Philharmoniker (cond. Fellner) perform Mozart and Bruckner. 10 Dec: Deutsches SymphonieOrchester Berlin (cond. Honeck) perfoms Bruckner, Poulenc, and Mozart’s Requiem. 16, 17, 19, 20 Dec: The Berliner Philharmoniker (cond. Sir Simon Rattle) perform Debussy. 29, 30, 31 Dec: The Berliner Philharmoniker (cond. Sir Simon Rattle, violin Anne-Sophie Mutter) perform works by Saint-Saens, Massenet, Poulenc. www.berlinerphilharmoniker.de. Herbert-von- 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. Tickets: 030.20298715.