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

Sat 2. December 2023 / 7 pm
Evangelische Auenkirche
Advent Concert

Heinz Radzischewski Conductor
Jutta Mantel Flute
Julia Becker Harp
Abo-Orchester des DSO (DSO’s Subscribers’s Orchestra)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra KV 299
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade KV 375
Pjotr Tschaikowsky Excerpts from ›The Nutcracker‹

Tickets at 15 € will be available soon on this site.

• Concerts in March

Sun 3. March 2024 / 5 pm
Haus des Rundfunks
Concert for the benefit of the Cancer Foundation Berlin
Sat 9. March 2024 / 5 pm

Heinz Radzischewski Conductor
Abo-Orchester des DSO (DSO’s Subscribers’s Orchestra)
Chor der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Carsten Schultze
Kantorei der Auenkirche Winfried Kleindopf

Giuseppe Verdi Messa da Requiem

Tickets at 25 € for both concerts will be available soon on this site.

• Summer 2024

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

Heinz Radzischewski Conductor
Bernhard Nusser Clarinet
Henrik Magnus Schmidt Percussion
Abo-Orchester des DSO (DSO’s Subscribers’s Orchestra)

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

Admission free. Registration from April 2024 on this website.


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