Festivals and guest performances
Apart from its concerts in Berlin, the DSO is also present in many guest appearances in international music life. The orchestra has held performances in the major concert halls of Europe, North and South America, the Near, Middle and Far East. In cooperation with Deutsche Welle and the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs the orchestra gave concerts in Brazil and Argentina, in Japan, China, Malaysia, Abu Dhabi and Eastern Europe. The DSO is also guesting at national and international festivals such as Rheingau Musik Festival, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Salzburg Festival, the BBC Proms and the Beethovenfest Bonn.
In the 2022-23 season, together with Yutaka Sado and pianist Fazıl Say, the orchestra is a guest in early October in the Large Festival Hall in Salzburg, performing music by Bernstein, Mozart and Tchaikovsky. A few weeks later there follows an autumn tour which will take the DSO, with its Music Director Robin Ticciati and pianist Emanuel Ax, to the Philharmonie Essen, Victoria Hall Geneva, the Tonhalle Zürich and the Casino Bern. The programme consists of Johannes Brahms’s First Piano Concerto and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Third Symphony. In June 2022 the DSO will be guests at the CSO Concert Hall in Ankara and at the Istanbul Music Festival conducted by Giovanni Antonini and together with soprano Anna Prohaska, where the programme will include arias by Mozart and Haydn. The season ends in July with a guest performance at the Kissinger Sommer, together with Kent Nagano and pianist Nikolai Lugansky, with works by Brahms and Schubert. Other guest performances are in the pipeline.