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Live on air

Radio Concert with Ariane Matiakh and Alexandra Soumm on August 30

The Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin continues its live radio broadcasts with another concert before the official start of the season. On Sunday, August 30, Deutschlandfunk Kultur will broadcast a French program with works by Gabriel Fauré, Maurice Ravel and Pjotr Tchaikovsky starting at 8:03 pm. The concert will be conducted by the French conductor Ariane Matiakh, who will make her first appearance with the DSO on this evening. Her compatriot Alexandra Soumm can be heard as violin soloist in Ravel's virtuoso rhapsody 'Tzigane' and Tchaikovsky's romantic 'Meditation'.

The concert is available as audio on demand at DLF Kultur.

Season Opening with Robin Ticciati

Tickets for Sept 21 available

Tickets for the season opening concert with Robin Ticciati as part of the Musikfest Berlin on 21.09.2020 are now available through the DSO's ticket office.

Unfortunately ticket purchase via our webshop is currently not available.

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Roderick Cox

Watch the August 21 Concert

With a new instalment on Friday, August 21, the DSO continues its radio and online concerts series, featuring US conductor Roderick Cox with a fascinating programme focusing on music from his homeland. Soprano Julia Bullock will make her DSO debut as a soloist as well.

The concert was broadcast live as a video stream on the DSO website and is also available as video-on-demand on DSO's YouTube channel. Furthermore, the concert will also be broadcast by Deutschlandfunk Kultur on Wednesday, 2 September from 8.03 p.m.

Concerts and Tickets

Season Opening in September and October

After all the concert cancellations of the past months there is finally good news again: The DSO is back on stage and is delighted to welcome its audiences again in September for concerts in the Philharmonie, Villa Elisabeth and at Heimathafen Neukölln. Ticket sales for September start on 24 August.

After an intensive examination of the hygiene concepts of the various venues, we have now compiled the most important information on the concert schedule for September and October.

Season 20-21

Tickets sale to be postponed

Due to Corona, single ticket sales for the 2020-21 season will not start on 15 July, as originally announced, but on 24 August 2020. Up-to-date information and news on the concerts at the start of the season will then be available here. We kindly ask you to be patient a little longer.

Season 20-21

News on the 20-21 Subscriptions

Dear subscribers,

thank you very much for your support in the past weeks and months. Above all, your accommodating understanding for the successive concert cancellations of the 19-20 season has been a great help to us in coping with the current situation.

In the meantime, we can now offer you an update on the subscriptions for the 20-21 season. Please click on "More Info" for detailed information.


›Pastorale – Leon Weber Rework‹

Roaring water, chirping birds, cuckoo calls – Beethoven's 'Pastorale' transports the listener into a world of nature, whose untouchedness and diversity is at stake today.

As part of the joint project series TRIKESTRA, the junge norddeutsche philharmonie, the STEGREIF.Orchester and the DSO have explored the 'Pastorale' in their #beethoven_rotation project. After a first corona-induced, digital engagement with Beethoven's Sixth Symphony as an interactive 360° video, a second part followed in the form of the commissioned work 'Pastorale – Leon Weber Rework' for ten musicians and live electronics, which has been released as a video in June 2020.

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Making a Mark

For Diversity and Solidarity

Lorna Hartling has been a violist in the DSO for 28 years – an orchestra whose members come from 23 countries. Shocked by the deadly violence against African-Americans in the USA, but also by the racism that is rampant worldwide, she and her colleagues have made it a priority to set a musical sign for diversity and justice.

With a string sextet arrangement of the organ composition 'Adoration' by the African-American composer Florence Price (1887-1953), they join the international movement that stands for equality, appreciation and respect for other people.

Live on air on June 26

Season Finale with Antonello Manacorda

The DSO concludes its 2019 | 2020 season with a final live radio concert under the baton of Antonello Manacorda and with a programme featuring Richard Strauss' 'Metamorphoses' for 23 solo strings, Arnold Schoenberg's First Chamber Symphony and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor.

The concert is broadcast live from the Großer Sendesaal in the Haus des Rundfunks by Deutschlandfunk Kultur on Friday, 26 June from 8.03 pm.

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Children’s Concert Online

›Schubert’s Trout‹

The last rbbKultur children's concert of this season unfortunately had to be cancelled due to Corona. However, a replacement has been arranged: 

A special children's concert edition is dedicated to Franz Schubert's ›The Trout‹. The famous song and the variations from the ›Trout Quintet‹, sung and played by members of the DSO, tenor Holger Marks and pianist Jarkko Riihimäki, can be heard and seen on Youtube. As usual, the rbbKultur children's concert is presented by Christian Schruff, who has a lot to say about Schubert and the fish.