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24 December

Merry Christmas!

The Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester wishes its friends and subscribers a Merry Christmas – with the Evening Blessing from Engelbert Humperdinck's opera 'Hansel and Gretel', performed by the brass quintet of the DSO at Haus des Rundfunks. The musicians are: Falk Maertens and Raphael Mentzen (trumpet), Antonio Adriani (horn), Andreas Klein (trombone), Johannes Lipp (tuba).


Together against Corona

"We need more people to get vaccinated!" This is the mission which has lead to the formation of the largest anti-Corona initiative to date, 'Brands Against Corona', initiated by the German business community. Currently, more than 150 German companies and brands are already taking part and are calling out together to fight vaccination fatigue and make public life in Germany safe again.

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The fourth wave of the Pendemic has now become a reality in Germany and can be seen, among other things, in overcrowded hospitals and infection figures that are higher than ever before.

But together we can do something about it, so that we can continue to welcome you to our events and concerts. As the 'Deutsches IMPFonie-Orchester Berlin', (The Germany VAXony Orchestra Berlin) we are also calling on all citizens to get vaccinated, on our social media channels and on out website.

All relevant information on the Covid 19 vaccination can be found at:

5 December

Stéphane Denève to stand in for Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop has unfortunately had to cancel her participation in the DSO concert on 5 December 2021 due to the current pandemic situation. We are very pleased that Stéphane Denève has agreed to take over the conducting. Instead of Samuel Barber's First Symphony, the Second Orchestral Suite from the ballet 'Bacchus et Ariane' by Albert Roussel will be heard. The rest of the programme remains unchanged.


Watch the Anniversary Concert on ARTE Concert

The November 19 anniversary concert with Robin Ticciati and Lisa Batsiashvili was broadcast live by ARTE Concert and is now available video-on-demand.

November 12 and 13

Lars Vogt standing in for Mitsuko Uchida

Mitsuko Uchida has unfortunately had to cancel her participation in the DSO concerts at the Berlin Philharmonie on 12 and 13 November 2021 due to illness. We are delighted that Lars Vogt has agreed to take on the solo part in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4. The programme thus remains unchanged.

New Season

Tickets from January to June available now

Advance ticket sales for the DSO concerts between January and June have just begun. Please note: Tickets for the Children's, Chamber  and Casual concerts are not yet available for the time being. 

Forte Kultur

Chamber concert at the Spandau Citadel on 29.10.

Under the title 'Forte Kultur', DSO members present six chamber concerts at the Spandau Citadel. Under the title 'The Trombones of Jericho', a trombone ensemble will play music by Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Bruckner as well as traditional folk tunes in the context of Spandau's Jewish history, combined with the performance 'No Mad' by DSO trombonist Tomer Maschkowski and movement artist Oren Lazovski in the Gothic Hall.

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Memorial Concert

For the victims from Babyn Yar

On Wednesday 6 October the DSO played at the official commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the mass murder of Jews in Babyn Jar in September 1941 at the site of the crime. Thomas Sanderling conducted Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13, with bass-baritone Albert Dohmen and the men of the Kiev Municipal Chamber Choir.

Video-on-demand: The Deutsche Welle live broadcast is available as video-on-demand on the → YouTube channel ›DW Classical Music‹.

Listen again: The concert recording can also be listened to on the → website of Deutschlandfunk Kultur for 30 days.

CD Release

Robin Ticciati and Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony

Just in time for the beginning of Robin Ticciati's fifth season as Principal Conductor and Artistic Director, his sixth joint recording with DSO will be released on 3 September by Linn Records. Following highly acclaimed recordings of music by Strauss, Bruckner and French repertoire, their new release is dedicated to Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony. The release was made in co-production with Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

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DSO's 2021-22 subscriptions available

You can find all new information on DSO's programmes, concerts and artist of the upcoming 2021-22 season on this website.

Subscriptions are available as of now. Subscribe here ...

Individual ticket sale starts August 16.