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Berlin needs music

Whitsuntide weekend: The DSO by land, sea and air

With the claim "Berlin braucht Musik" (Berlin needs music) the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin was 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 could 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. 

Streaming 15.05. – 22.05.

Sokhiev conducts Glinka, Tanejew und Berlioz

Despite the cancellation of concerts due to the Corona shutdown the DSO is still there for its audience: Over the next few days and weeks we will regularly post video streams of selected concerts and opera productions on our website.

Streaming from May 15 to 22, the DSO in cooperation with hr and ARTE Concerts presents a 2013 concert with Tugan Sokhiev, the DSO and RIAS Kammerchor Berlin. On the programme: The cantata ›Johannes Damascenus‹ by Tchaikovsky student Sergei Tanejew, Michail Glinka’s ›Valse-fantaisie‹ and Hector Berlioz’ ›Symphonie fantastique‹.

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Live radio concerts on May 21 and 24

The DSO continues its live concerts on the radio. On May 21, DSO ensembles will perform music by Arnold, Glinka, Mozart and Poulenc as well as a world premiere by Simon Laks at the Jesus Christ Church in Berlin-Dahlem, broadcast live on Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

Another concert with DSO members will take place on May 24, broadcast by rbbKultur from the Haus des Rundfunks. In addition to chamber music masterpieces by Arensky, Dvořák, Mozart and Rossini, the programme includes Brahms' Piano Quintet, featuring renowned pianist Kirill Gerstein as a guest. 

More to be announced.

Coronavirus

Concerts until July 31st cancelled

We are very sorry to let you know that all DSO concerts until 31 July 2020 have been cancelled in accordance with the decision of the Senator for Culture and Europe, Dr. Klaus Lederer, that the planned events in the state theaters, operas and concert halls of Berlin until the end of the season cannot take place due to the Corona virus.

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Streaming 08.05. – 15.05.

›El Niño‹ by John Adams

Despite the cancellation of concerts due to the Corona shutdown the DSO is still there for its audience: Over the next few days and weeks we will regularly post video streams of selected concerts and opera productions on our website.

In an exclusive cooperation with Naxos / Digital Classics Distribution the DSO presents between Fri 8th and Fri 15th as video on demand the world premiere of John Adams’ opera ›El Niño‹ from Théâtre du Châtelet Paris (2000), featuring a top-class cast with Dawn Upshaw, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson and Willard White, with the DSO conducted by Kent Nagano.

Streaming 04.05. – 08.05.

›Sheherazade‹ by Rimsky-Korsakov

Despite the cancellation of concerts due to the Corona shutdown the DSO is still there for its audience: Over the next few days and weeks we will regularly post video streams of selected concerts and opera productions on our website.

In cooperation with otbmedien.com the DSO exclusively presents as video on demand from Mon 04.05. until Fri 08.05 a November 2012 live recording from Berlin's Philharmonie: Tugan Sokhiev conducts Nikoai Rimsky-Korsakow's tone poem ›Sheherazade‹.

DSO musicians and ensembles

Live radio concerts on 30.04. and 01.05.

On Thursday, April 30th, members and ensembles of the DSO play a chamber concert at Jesus Christus Kirche, which will be broadcast live on Deutschlandfunk Kultur from 8.03 pm. The programme with music for one to five instruments from the Renaissance to the present day is dedicated to the topics of space and distance.

Another chamber concert will take place on May 1 at the Jesus Christus Kirche. The charity concert for the benefit of freelance musicians is presented by Deutschlandfunk Kultur radio station together with ROC ensembles. The DSO's contributions are a horn quartet and its Polyphonia Ensemble Berlin. DLF Kultur will also broadcast this concert live from 8.03 pm. The preparation and the realization of both events are subject to a strict concept with rules of conduct and distance, which should guarantee the safety of all participants.

Streaming 01. – 04.05.

›Salome‹ by Richard Strauss

Despite the cancellation of concerts due to the Corona shutdown the DSO is still there for its audience: Over the next few days and weeks we will regularly post video streams of selected concerts and opera productions on our website.

In an exclusive cooperation with Unitel the DSO presents Nikolaus Lehnhoff's acclaimed 2011 ›Salome‹ production, streaming between Fri 1st and Mon fourth May – a live recording from the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus with an exceptional cast featuring Angela Denoke, Kim Begley, Doris Soffel, Alan Held und Marcel Reijans. The Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin is conducted by Stefan Soltesz.

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CD Release

Beethoven's piano concertos 1 and 4 with Martin Helmchen and Andrew Manze

A longtime artistic partnership has been connecting the DSO with pianist Martin Helmchen and conductor Andrew Manze respectively. In May 2018 they jointly started a successful cooperation with a concert series dedicated to the complete Beethoven piano concertos. In the run-up to the composer's 250th birthday celebrations they have been recording the complete series for the Alpha Classics label. Co-produced by rbbKultur, the second CD with piano concertos 1 and 4 is being published on April 24.