Konzerthaus Berlin offers you a wide-ranging program, from symphony concerts to chamber music, from musical theater productions to special children's concerts, from old to modern music.
Most of these concerts are given by our Konzerthausorchester, under the direction of its new Chief Conductor starting in season 2012/13, Iván Fischer. But many well-known soloists and ensembles from around the world also come by invitation of the Konzerthaus to present themselves in Berlin. This season alone, we will be hosting the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Il Complesso Barocco, the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, violinists Daniel Hope, Isabelle Faust, Pekka Kuusisto and Janine Jansen, pianists Elisabeth Leonskaja, Fazil Say and Murray Perahia as well as conductors Jeffrey Tate, Michael Gielen and Stéphane Denève.
Our beloved subscriptions – 12,000 subscriptions speaks for itself – offer series with highly-varied perspectives: from symphonic masterpieces to chamber music, solo recitals to ensembles, stars to newcomers, piano and string quartets to singing. But even without a subscription, we give you the chance to experience classical music in interesting combinations. Even our program themes traditionally offer a lot of opportunity for intensive listening and inspired exchanges. With our Hommage, we focus on one central person, our Musik-Marathon focuses on a composer, our Länderfestival highlights the music of one country, and with our Musikfest am Gendarmenmarkt, we go out into the community.
Bringing music close – this is our main goal. A series of unique concert formats gives you the opportunity to experience classical music in a non-confining way, such as with 2 x hören or during the Konzerthausorchester's Generalproben (dress rehearsals), which our new Chief Conductor Iván Fischer opens for a full hour just for you. In addition, moderation from the conductor's podium and family concerts in which you can participate and discover, belong to our range of music education.
Because we are convinced: music moves and brings together!