Berliner Philharmoniker, currently led by Sir Simon Rattle, but also hosts other ensembles and soloists. Free lunchtime concerts Tuesdays 1pm. 26 Aug: The Berliner Philharmoniker (cond. Sir Simon Rattle) perform Boulez and Mahler. 27 Aug: The Berliner Philharmoniker (cond. Sir Simon Rattle) performs Brahms and Dvorák at the Kulturforum for the Berliner Philharmoniker OPEN AIR 2016. www.berliner- philharmoniker.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.
Once a turn- of-the- century pumping station for the Berlin Water Services, this creative space is now a cultural center and idea factory that hosts performances of all kinds, from classical concerts to jazz jam sessions to contemporary dance. www.radialsystem.de. Holzmarktstr. 33. T: 030.288788588. S+U Jannowitzbrücke. G3
CinemaxX Potsdamer Platz
Multiplex cinema. Most of the movies are screened in their original language, with or without subtitles. www.cinemaxx.de. Potsdamer Str. 5. T: 040.80806969. S+U Potsdamer Platz. D3 Berlin is home to three opera houses: the Deutsche Oper, the Staatsoper am Schiller Theater, and the Komische Oper. The latest Hollywood blockbusters, in English, every day. www.cinestar.de. Potsdamer Str. 4. T: 030.26066400. S+U Potsdamer Platz. D3
Odeon Cinestar Sony Center
This old- school single- screen cinema was Berlin’s first English-language theater and still screens both cult movies and new releases. Hauptstr. 116. T: 030.78704019. U Rathaus Schöneberg, S Schöneberg. C5
The historic seat of the Berlinale is situated near the Zoologischer Garten station and now offers English-language screenings of the latest blockbusters. www.zoopalast- berlin.de Hardenbergplatz 8. T: 030.254010. S+U Zoologischer Garten. C4