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.
The DSO will again be present in national and international music life in the 2020-21 season beyond its Berlin concerts. In August, before the Berlin season begins, the orchestra and its Music Director will be guests at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall in London, together with violinist Christian Tetzlaff. In October there follows a one-week Germany and Europe tour with stops in Brussels, Düsseldorf, Mannheim and Essen, at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and at the Konzerthaus in Vienna. The DSO and Robin Ticciati will be accompanied on tour by violinist Hilary Hahn. A Switzerland tour takes the orchestra and Ticciati with violinist Isabelle Faust in March to Lugano, Berne, Lucerne and Geneva. The DSO will also tour with the Berlin programme that concludes the season, one that honorary conductor Kent Nagano will shape together with pianist Seong-Jin Cho in June 2021, performing at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival and during the Bad Kissingen Summer Festival.