Making music together

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 subscribers’ orchestra of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin has been providing its musically ambitious friends with the opportunity to rehearse and perform challenging concert literature under professional guidance.

The ensemble is led by Heinz Radzischewski, 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.

Das abonnentenorchester probt mit heinz radzischewski
Photo: Dietmar Herringer


The subscribers’ orchestra rehearses every Monday from 7:30 to 10 pm in the Ferenc-Fricsay-Saal of the rbb-Fernsehzentrums on Masurenallee.

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 or
  • Peter-Henning Rietz: Email or Tel +49 30. 30 48 205

Upcoming concerts

›Classic meets Jazz‹

Sat 10 March 2018 | 8 pm
Haus des Rundfunks, Großer Sendesaal
Concert in favour of the Berlin Cancer Foundation

Kamila Glass violin
Leslie Riva-Ruppert violoncello
Humboldt Big Band Armando Carrillo Zanuy

Giuseppe Verdi Ouverture "La forza del destino"
Philip Glass Cocnerto for violin, violoncello and orchestra
Dmitri Schostakowitsch Ballett suite No. 1
Music by Gordon Goodwin, Stan Kenton uand others for Big band
Ernesto Lecuona "Malaguena" für Symphonic orchestra and Big band, arrangend by Manfred Honetschläger

Tickets: €10 at DSO's Visitor's service / Ticket office

Opera Gala

Sat 16 June 2018 | 7 pm
Militärhistorisches Museum (Museum for Military History)
Berlin-Gatow Airport
| Hangar 7

Birgit Pehnert Soprano
Enrique Ambrosio Tenor

Arias and Dances from Operas by Puccini, Tschaikowsky, Verdi nd others

Free admission | Please register at

Christmas Concert

Sat 1 December 2018 | 7 pm
Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Dahlem

Soloists to be announced
Vokalsystem Johannes David Wolff

Gioachino Rossini Petite Messe solennelle

Free admission