The Season at a glance

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Subscriptions for the upcoming 2022-23 season are already available and can befound at the subscriptions page.

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Find all of DSO's 2022-23 concerts at the concert calendar. You can filter the calendar according to your own needs.

About the season ...

Photo: Jörg Brüggemann / Ostkreuz

With more than 30 concerts, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin will once again be present at the Berlin Philharmonie in its 2022-23 season. In addition to numerous projects with its principal conductor Robin Ticciati, the DSO is regularly joined by renowned guest conductors: In addition to conductor laureate Kent Nagano and former principal conductor Ingo Metzmacher, these include Giovanni Antonini, Stéphane Denève, Manfred Honeck, Marie Jacquot, Yutaka Sado, John Wilson and many more. You can find an overview here:

The programme also includes three casual concerts, a variety of chamber concerts at different venues, the new cabaret chamber concerts, six children's concerts, tour concerts and much more. You will find a complete overview in our calendar and subscription brochure (in German), which we will be happy to send to you hot off the press and free of charge:

Season brochure 2022-23

Symphony concerts with music director Robin Ticciati and distiguished guest conductors and soloists, three Casual Concerts, chamber concerts and much more – this is DSO's 2022-23 season. Find more in the season brochure!

Concerts with Music Director Robin Ticciati

The DSO and its Music Director Robin Ticciati are embarking on their sixth joint season in
September 2022. At its heart is an important topic which runs through the entire season:
the relationship between sound and spirituality, the question of the effects of music and of
what people receive and experience through music.

The Power of Music
Photo: Jörg Brüggemann / Ostkreuz

One highlight is the ‘Music and Healing’ Festival from 18 to 26 March. Four symphony concerts in Berlin’s Philharmonic Hall open up a broad musical panorama: from Hildegard von Bingen, John Dowland and Johann Sebastian Bach to Richard Wagner’s ‘Tristan und
Isolde’, Alexander Scriabin’s ‘The Poem of Ecstasy’ and Igor Stravinsky’s ‘Sacre du
printemps’, to the present day. The aim is not to provide ready-made answers, but rather triggering further thought, clarifying and deepening perceptions, feelings and (self-)awareness. Lectures at the State Institute for Musical Research (SIM) will round out the spectrum.

The theme is already present at the official opening of the season in the scope of the Musikfest Berlin, with the last works of Morton Feldman and Jean Sibelius,
and in Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto, as well es in Gustav Mahler’s Third Symphony. 
With Anton Bruckner’s Fifth symphony their joint Bruckner cycle will be continued.

During the Biennale of the Berliner Philharmoniker Ticciati will show exciting perspectives on the theme in the encounter between creation and theatrically worked up apocalypse in works by Joseph Haydn and György Ligeti.

From theatre to contemporary music

With Ticciati, the season also opens up to the theatre. This will be kicked off with the DSO debut of
the British composer, writer, suffragette and polyglot personality Ethel Smyth. Her opera
‘The Wreckers’ (Les Naufrageurs), inspired by haunting legends about Cornwall, will be
performed in concert version as a German premiere, deploying the libretto’s original French version. On 26 February, Ticciati will then conduct Georg Friedrich Händel’s splendid oratorio ‘Solomon’ in a staged version in the Philharmonie.

Photo: Jörg Brüggemann / Ostkreuz

Furthermore, you can hear works by Edward Elgar on Ticciati’s programmes, such as Introduction and Allegro, the Cello Concerto with Sol Gabetta and the Violin Concerto, which Vilde Frang will interpret before Christmas. On that same concert you will also find the “race to the summit”, at which Richard Strauss’s ‘Alpine  Symphony’ was combined with texts from Reinhold Messner – his continuation in literary reflections to ‘Heldenleben’ by the
same composer.

Contemporary music continues to play a significant role for Ticciati: with Mark Simp-
s ‘Israfel’ and Julian Anderson’s second symphony ‘Prague Panoramas’, he will conduct
another German and one Berlin premiere, which he will complement with compositions by
Ondřej Adámek, Harrison Birtwistle, Jonathan Harvey, John Taverner and Pēteris Vask

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Selected Highlights