The Season at a glance

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Subscriptions for the upcoming 2023/2024 season are already available and can befound at the subscriptions page.

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Find all of DSO's 2023/2024 concerts at the concert calendar. You can filter the calendar according to your own needs.

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About the season ...

Byol Kang and Wei Lu. Photo Valentin Seuss

With more than 30 concerts, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin will once again be present at the Berlin Philharmonie in its 2023/2024 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 conductors Ingo Metzmacher and Tugan Sokhiev, these include Marin Alsop, Stéphane Denève, Maxim Emelyanychev, Andris Poga, Ruth Reinhardt, David Robertson, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Dalia Stasevska and many more. 

Music by women composers

»There shall be no symphony concert without one piece by a female composer.« This motto will accompany the DSO through its new 2023/2024 season, because only two percent of all pieces performed in concerts by German professional orchestras are currently by women. Reason enough to change this situation as soon as possible, with gripping encounters with female composers from the 12th century to the present.

The season programme also includes three casual concerts, a variety of chamber concerts at different venues, the new ›Music and Crime‹ seire, the cabaret chamber concerts, six children's concerts, tour concerts and much more.

You will find a complete overview scrolling down on this page and 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 2023/2024

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 2023/2024 season. Find more in the season brochure!

Concerts with Music Director Robin Ticciati

Photo: Giorgia Bertazzi

The DSO and Robin Ticciati will begin their seventh season together at the end of August. Great composers, fascinating compositions and exciting experiments are at the centre of the 2023/2024 season. The principal conductor will perform two legendary Ninth Symphonies at weekly intervals - Bruckner's Unfinished Symphony and Beethoven's Last Symphony, whose humanism the writer Navid Kermani will reflect on in concert from today's perspective.

Ticciati continues his Mahler cycle with the ›Lied von der Erde‹ and the Fifth Symphony. He celebrates a musical hymn to love with Wagner's ›Tristan und Isolde‹ and Berlioz's ›Roméo et Juliette‹, brings an absolute rarity to the stage with Busoni's monumental piano concerto with male choir, conducts Schumann and Ravel and finally presents a brilliant season finale with a Viennese programme in historical sound. Ticciati's concerts also include works by numerous female composers, such as Lili Boulanger, Charlotte Bray, Unsuk Chin, Helen Grime, Marianne von Martines, Elizabeth Ogonek, Camille Pépin and Ethel Smyth.. 

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Concerts with Guest Conductors

Dalia Stasevksa. Photo: Veikko Kahkonen

Conductor Laureate Kent Nagano makes two guest appearances with the DSO, with music by Mahler and Vivaldi. Former principal conductor Ingo Metzmacher will perform Schubert's Great C Major Symphony, while his successor Tugan Sokhiev returns to his Berlin orchestra with Clara Schumann's Piano Concerto and Bruckner's ›Romantic‹ Symphony. 

Many conductors who have been associated with the DSO for many years or who have recently impressed the orchestra will once again take the podium: Marin Alsop, Stéphane Denève, David Robertson and Andris Poga. The next generation is also well represented with Maxim Emelyanychev, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Tarmo Peltokoski, Dalia Stasevska, Ruth Reinhardt and Pekka Kuusisto. For the first time at the podium of the DSO, Václav Luks, Kazuki Yamada, Aivis Greters, Lee Reynolds and many more.

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Nikolai Lugansky. Photo: Marco Borggreve

The subscription concerts of the upcoming season will feature numerous great voices, including Karen Cargill, Allan Clayton, Okka von der Damerau, Aphrodite Patoulidou, Dorothea Röschmann and Michael Weinius. Emanuel Ax, Kirill Gerstein, Benjamin Grosvenor, Jan Lisiecki, Nikolai Lugansky, Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, Lauma Skride and Daniil Trifonov are the masters of the keys.

On the violin, Renaud Capuçon, Vilde Frang, Vadim Gluzman, Alina Ibragimova
and Frank Peter Zimmermann, on the cello Hayoung Choi, Alban Gerhardt and Anastasia Kobekina. The trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger and the Sheng virtuoso Wu Wei will also be taking part, as well as the Rundfunkchor Berlin four concerts. And there are also several soloists from the orchestra's own ranks.

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Additional Concert Types

Sabine Rückert and Andreas Sentker, hosts of the ›ZEIT Verbrechen‹ podcast. Photo: Vera Tammen

The new concert format ➔ ›Music and Crime‹, in collaboration with the successful podcast 'ZEIT Verbrechen', brings turbulent crime stories from the history of music live to the stage of the Großer Sendesaal in the Haus des Rundfunks on two dates - with Sabine Rückert, the deputy editor-in-chief and long-time crime reporter of DIE ZEIT, Andreas Sentker, the head of the knowledge department, and with chamber music ensembles of the DSO.

Also at the Haus des Rundfunks  six rbbKultur children's concerts will take place, celebrating the 100th edition, as well as the opening and closing concert of the ➔ festival for new music ›Ultraschall Berlin‹ under the direction of Lin Liao and André de Ridder.

The series of ➔ ›Die Kunst der UnFuge‹ cabaret concerts at the Schlosspark Theatre continues with Dieter Hallervorden, Torsten Sträter, Anka Zink, Gayle Tufts, Piet Klocke and five adventurous chamber music ensembles. The ➔ ›Notturno‹ concerts, organised in cooperation with the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, this time attract visitors to the James Simon Gallery, the Museum of Photography and the Pergamon Panorama at nightly hours. And the DSO's ➔ traditional chamber music series continues with five concerts at the Villa Elisabeth.
The ➔ Casual Concerts have been a trademark of the DSO for many years. In the 2023/2024 season, the three Friday evenings at the Philharmonie will be hosted and conducted by Ingo Metzmacher, Robin Ticciati and David Robertson. Together with radioeins vom rbb, the following Casual Concert Lounge will feature live acts: singer-songwriter Anika, multi-instrumentalist and electro musician Perera Elsewhere, and Gudrun Gut, co-founder of ›Einstürzende Neubauten‹.
Also in cooperation with radioeins, the DSO performs two concerts in the ›Schöne Töne Live‹ series with composer and presenter Sven Helbig, conductor Ralf Sochaczewsky and musical guests such as Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys in the Großer Sendesaal at the Haus des Rundfunks.
Under the title ›DSO-Kiezkonzerte‹, the DSO takes chamber music to Berlin's neighbourhoods on the second weekend in September. On Saturday, 9 September, ensembles will play in public squares, and the following day the DSO can be found between Urbanhafen and the East Side Gallery with a boat tour on the waters of Berlin.