It's back-to-school season, probably my favorite time of year. New clothes, new supplies, and the clean slate after the summer vacation all bring new opportunities for a fresh start. Every September, I'm inspired to draft new projects, my creativity is at its maximum levels, and my desk becomes a huge pile of to-do, to-cook, to-write, to-try, and to-learn lists that encompass the whole year ahead. It's also back to work for all of Berlin's musicians, as September marks the start of the new musical season. While opera singers clear their throats and violinists rosin their bows, Berliners and visitors consult the city's concert programs and buy tickets to favorite perfomances. To remind us all of this new start, from 3 to 20 September the annual Musikfest brings the best performers of Berlin's top orchestras to the stages of the Philharmonie and Konzerthaus to celebrate the German capital's musical legacy.
SOLVEIG STEINHARDT EDITOR, WHERE BERLIN