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Berliner Symphoniker

Classically classical

Revel in the most beautiful music, listen to popular melodies: the concerts of the Berliner Symphoniker present the most popular works of classical music.


Small, but powerful: Berlin's smallest symphony orchestra plays in the same league as the major ensembles, offering concerts that meet the highest performance standards with a solid fan base. The audience remains loyal, even though the orchestra does not have its own space.

An orchestra with tradition

Founded in 1967 as the Symphonisches Orchester Berlin, the Berliner Symphoniker took its present name in 1990, after a merger with the Deutsches Symphonieorchester.

A wide repertoire

In Berlin, the orchestra performs primarily at the Philharmonie and the Haus des Rundfunks, but also at many open-air concerts. The orchestra has a wide-ranging repertoire that has been recorded multiple times on CD and for television broadcast. The Berliner Symphoniker play with world-renowned choirs, conductors and soloists at gala events and other special concerts. In 2007, it was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for its CD Latin Music. In its highly acclaimed 2015 world première of Unisono, Syrian musicians joined the orchestra on stage to perform the piece which combines European and Middle Eastern musical traditions.

The subscription concerts on Sunday afternoons at the Philharmonie feature popular works by the great masters, in other words, the classic hits of classical music. One highlight in the Berliner Symphoniker programme each year is the annual New Year's concert in the chamber music hall at the Philharmonie.

Classical for young people

The Berliner Symphoniker have long worked to make sure that the next generation are introduced to the world of classical music.  The "Junior Classic Ticket" for any seat in the house costs just €10 and and also offers the opportunity to talk with the musicians and to take a look behind the scenes.