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Ber­liner Dom

Berlin’s main cathe­dral presents a plethora of sa­cred mu­sic con­certs year round. www. berlin­er­ Am Lust­garten. T: 030.20269136. S Hack­escher Markt. E3/F3

Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler

One of Berlin’s most pres­ti­gious mu­sic academies. Its stu­dents are mem­bers of im­por­tant or­ches­tras, choirs, and bands, and the stage presents hun­dreds of con­certs every year – many of which are free. www.hfm- Char­lot­ten­str. 55. T: 030.688305700. U Stadt­mitte. E3

Cham­ber Mu­sic Hall of the Phil­har­monie

Part of the Phil­har­monie, this concert hall presents daily cham­ber-mu­sic con­certs and free lunchtime con­certs Tues­days. 5 May: The Freiburger Barock­o­rchetser (cond. von der Goltz) plays mu­sic by Gluck, Boc­cherini, and Mozart. 11 May: Sir An­dras Schiff ( pi­ano) plays Bach, Bar­tok, Schu­mann. 12 May: The Freiburger Barock­Con­sort per­forms Mon­teverdi's Ve­spro della Beata Vergine. 17 May: The St Peters­burg Phil­har­monic Or­ches­tra (cond. Temirkanov) and pi­anist Buch­binder play Brahms and Tchaikovsky. 19 May: Pi­anist So­phie Pacini plays Chopin, Beethoven, and Liszt. 24 May: Jerusalem Quar­tet and An­drás Schiff. 26 May: Kam­merorch­ester Capella Amadeus plays Beethoven, Mozart, Dvo­rak.­er­phil­har­ Her­bert-von- Kara­jan-Str. 1. T: 030.254880. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3


This charis­matic 1821 concert hall is the base the­ater of the Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester, but other or­ches­tras and soloists grace its stage reg­u­larly. 2 May: The Akademie für Alte Musik per­forms Rameau and Hän­del. 4 May: The Wiener Phil­har­moniker play Beethoven and Bruck­ner. 5, 6 May: The Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester Berlin (cond. Fis­cher) plays Beethoven and Kagel. 11 May: The Konz­erthaus Kam­merorch­ester presents Si­belius and Grieg. 16 May: The Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester Berlin (cond. Pinnock) plays Mozart and Beethoven. 19, 20, 21 May: The Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester Berlin (cond. San­der­ling) plays Brahms and Grieg. 27 May: The Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester Berlin (cond. Spinosi) plays Haydn and Sant-Säens. 30 May: Vi­o­lin­ist Vik­to­ria Mullova plays Bach, Prokofiev, and more. www.konz­ 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 en­sem­bles and soloists. Free lunchtime con­certs Tues­days 1pm. 5– 8 May: The Ber­liner Phil­har­moniker (cond. Sir Si­mon Rat­tle). Works by Si­mon Holt and An­ton Bruck­ner. 7 May: The Staatskapelle Berlin (cond. Shani, vi­o­lin Lisa Ba­ti­ashvili) per­forms Prokofiev. 10 May: The Deutsches Sym­phonie- Orch­ester (cond. Ashke­nazy) per­forms Shostakovich. 12–14 May: The Ber­liner Phil­har­moniker (cond. By­chkov, cello Ca­puçon) play mu­sic by Shostakovich. 18–20 May: The Ber­liner Phil­har­moniker (cond. Oroz­coEstrada) play Rach­mani­nov and Shostakovich. 24–26 May: The Ber­liner Phil­har­moniker (cond. Muti) play Schu­bert and Tchaikovsky. 31 May–3 Jun: The Ber­liner Phil­har­moniker (cond. sir Si­mon Rat­tle) play Mozart and Stravin­sky.­er­phil­har­ Her­bert-von- Kara­jan-Str. 1.

T: 030.254880. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Rund­funk-Sin­fonieorch­ester Berlin

In­ject­ing new ex­pres­sion into 19thand 20th- cen­tury 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.

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