Only penguins wear tailcoats here!

The DSO is on an animalesque mission right in time for the new school year and the start of the season. ›DSO at the Zoo‹ – a day full of concerts for the whole family on Sunday, 8 September.

Zoo Berlin

The Berlin Zoo is not only Germany’s oldest and most-visited zoo, but is also considered the world’s most species-rich zoo. Its inhabitants include not just the only Giant Pandas in Germany, but also 1,200 other species – from the gigantic elephant to the tiny poisonous spider. The Berlin Zoo has been inviting animal lovers to discover and explore its unique variety of species since 1844. That composers have also been fascinated and inspired by fauna time and again is proven with a brief look at music history, including Schubert’s ›Trout‹, Rimsky-Korsakov’s ›Flight of the Bumble Bee‹, Prokofiev’s ›Peter and the Wolf‹, and of course Camille Saint-Saëns’s ›Carnival of the Animals‹. These are ideal prerequisites for a collaboration between animals and music, between zoo and orchestra.

8 Sept 2024: A musical Day at the Zoo

In cooperation with the Berlin Zoo, the DSO is holding a day full of concerts for the whole family on Sunday, 8 September between noon and 5 p.m. Numerous chamber music ensembles will perform on the music stage in the zoo restaurant, and can also be heard here and there with little pop-up concerts on the zoo grounds – be it on the baboons’ rock, at the house for antelopes or around the rhino pagoda.

A zoo ticket suffices for entry, and the concerts themselves are free for visitors. For subscribers and members of the DSO’s supporting circle, admission to the zoo will be discounted.

The programme will be announced in July

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DSO at the Zoo