In the 2017-18 season the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin is present in the Berliner Philharmonie with more than 30 concerts. Besides numerous projects with its new principal conductor Robin Ticciati, the DSO can regularly be experienced under renowned guest conductors. Three former principal conductors are involved in the current season: conductor laureate Kent Nagano, Tugan Sokhiev and Ingo Metzmacher; maestros such as Christoph Eschenbach, Sir Roger Norrington, David Zinman, Leonard Slatkin and Andrew Manze will also conduct the orchestra. You can find all the season’s conductors here ...

Photo: C. Eversmeyer

Pre-concert talks
The symphony concerts in the Philharmonie all begin at 8 pm. The DSO offers a pre-concert introduction at 6:55 pm. Habakuk Traber, musicologist and author, provides 30 minutes of insights into the form and content of the works played, presents interesting facts about their composition and reception and offers listening samples at the piano or using recordings. When there is great demand, there will also be a short introduction of about 35 minutes before the concert begins.

Symphony concerts