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 (Abo-Orchester) 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, 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

Advent Concert 2022 

Sun 4 Dezember 2022 / 6 pm
Haus der Rundfunks, Großer Sendesaal

Thomas Berg – Violin
Shuho Hoshi-Berg – Violin
Jutta Mantel – Flute
Ballett- und Tanzstudio Zehlendorf – Franziska Rengge
Abo-Orchester des DSO

div. Music for Brass Instruments
Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto for two violins BWV 1043
Luigi Boccherini Concerto for flute ans strings in D major
Pjotr Tschaikowsky Excerpts from ›The Nutcracker‹

Tickets for 15 € are available from 20.9.2022.


Spring 2023

Sat 18 March 2023 / 8 pm
Haus der Rundfunks, Großer Sendesaal
Concert for the benefit of the Cancer Foundation Berlin

Eva-Christina Schönweiß – Violin
Abo-Orchester des DSO

Ferdinand Ries ›Don Carlos‹ ouverture
Max Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 4 in D minor

Tickets 15 €. Available soon.

Summer 2023

Sat 17 June 2023 / 7 pm
Militärhistorisches Museum
Flughafen Berlin-Gatow, Hangar 7

Birgit Pehnert – Soprano
Enrique Ambrosio – Tenor
Abo-Orchester des DSO

Opera Gala Concert

Free admission. Registration starts in May 2023.

Das abonnentenorchester probt mit heinz radzischewski
Photo: Dietmar Herringer


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