The DSO by land, sea and air

With the claim "Berlin Needs Music" the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin is spreading out over the Whitsuntide weekend to bring music to the capital. On land, on water and in the air DSO’s chamber music ensembles can be heard in various formations all over Berlin – near social institutions, in public places and along the river. In times of closed concert halls and cultural institutions, the orchestra, in cooperation with the Bürgerstiftung Berlin and the Kulturfluss e. V., expresses the conviction that the experience of live music is not a luxury, but the fulfilment of an existential human need. Further events like this are already being planned.

On Saturday 30 May DSO musicians will visit social institutions and public places for window and pop-up concerts in the districts of Charlottenburg, Wilmersdorf, Schöneberg and Mitte in an open double-decker bus and finally take to the air in a hot-air balloon.

On Sunday, May 31st, the raft Anarche with members of the orchestra will set sail from Rummelsburg bay to provide a musical surprise for Berlin’s flaneurs along Treptower Park, the East Side Gallery and Museum Island up to the government quarter. 

Finally, on Tuesday, June 2, a brass ensemble of the DSO played on board a hot-air balloon over the roofs of Berlin.

With "Berlin braucht Musik!" the DSO, in cooperation with the Bürgerstiftung Berlin and Kulturfluss e. V., draws attention to the relevance and importance of art in general and music in particular. At the same time, the campaign is intended to draw attention to the current plight of freelance musicians, stage and sound technicians, lighting technicians, stage hands and event helpers, and to specifically solicit donations for the emergency aid fund of the German Orchestra Foundation and the #handforahand solidarity fund. With their boat trip on May 31st, the participants will also support the concerns of the #kulturretten boat demonstration taking place at the same time.

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Berlin Needs Music! – Whitsun 2020