Making music together

The subscription orchestra is now called the DSO Community Orchestra!

They come from a wide variety of professions: they are doctors, broadcasting staff or students during the day, but every Monday evening they come together in the DSO’s rehearsal hall to make music together. Since 2003, the DSO Community Orchestra (formerly known as ›Abo-Orchester‹) has been providing its musically ambitious friends with the opportunity to rehearse and perform challenging concert literature under professional guidance.

Originally intended for subscribers to the DSO, the DSO subscribers’ orchestra soon opened up for a number of amateur musicians. Not only the classic audience of subscribers is making music here, but in the meantime also students and former DSO orchestra professionals aged 20 to 82 are part of it. It has become an integrative project, a large community of people around the DSO who get along splendidly through and with music. To emphasise this aspect, the ensemble will henceforth have a new name: it is looking forward to the next 20 years as the DSO Community Orchestra.

The ensemble is led by Heinz Radzischewski, the former assistant principal trumpeter of the DSO, who initiated it. Many of his colleagues are regularly involved with the project as teachers and soloists, and the principal conductor occasionally holds a rehearsal. Concerts in Berlin and guest performances document the high level of the collaboration.

Upcoming Concerts

Summer 2024

Sat 8. June 2024 / 7pm
Militärhistorisches Museum
Flughafen Berlin-Gatow, Hangar 7

Heinz Radzischewski Conductor
Bernhard Nusser Clarinet
Henrik Magnus Schmidt Percussion
DSO’ Community Orchestra

›American Medleys‹ – Music by Shaw, Anderson, Williams and others

Free admission free.
Ticket reservation by telephone from 15.5.2024 by 030. 3687 2668
Militärhistorisches Museum, Flugplatz Gatow 33, 14089 Berlin

Autumn 2024 – Berlin/Potsdam

  • Sat 8 November 2024 / 7.30 pmr
    Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche, Berlin
    Tickets 20 €, 15 € red. (available from summer 2024)
  • Sun 24 November 2024 / 4 pm
    Kirche St. Peter und Paul, Potsdam
    Free admission, donations welcome

Johannes Brahms ›Ein deutsches Requiem‹

Heinz Radzischewski Conductor
DSO Community Orchestra
Madrigalchor Charlottenburg
and guests
Hanna Siepmann Choir Mistress

March 2025 – Haus des Rundfunks

Sat 1 March 2025 / 8pm
Haus des Rundfunks
Concert in favour of the Berlin Cancer Foundation

Jacques Offenbach Ouverture from ›Orpheus in the Underworld‹
Camille Saint-Saëns Violoncello Concerto Nr. 1
Jean Sibelius ›Finlandia‹
Jean Sibelius ›Valse triste‹
Jean Sibelius Symphony Nr. 2 (4th movement)

Heinz Radzischewski Conductor
Thomas Schmidt-Ott Violoncello
DSO Community-Orchestra

Tickets 18 € (available from summer 2024)

Summer 2025 – Gatow

Sat 14 June 2025 / 7pm
Militärhistorisches Museum
Flughafen Berlin-Gatow, Hangar 7

Heinz Radzischewski Conductor
Ulli und die Grauen Zellen Rock band
DSO Community-Orchestra

Songs and music by Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, John Williams and others

Free admission. 
Ticket reservation starts in spring 2025.


Das abonnentenorchester probt mit heinz radzischewski
Photo: Dietmar Herriger


Interested musicians are welcome at any time. At the moment we are mainly looking for violas, double basses and a 1st trombone. However, new violins and cellos are also welcome.


The subscribers’ orchestra rehearses every Monday from 7:30 to 10 pm in the DSO rehearsal hall in the ICC at Messedamm.

Interested players are always welcome; we are always looking for string players in particular.


Marion Herrscher:
Email or Tel +49 30. 20 29 87 530