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Tips for classical music fans

The Berlin Philharmoniker is the city's top orchestra and plays music by leading composers from all over the world at the highest level. The Philharmonie, its home just to the west of Potsdamer Platz, is itself a stunning architectural masterpiece with outstanding acoustics. The Berliner Staatskapelle can look back at a long tradition dating back to 1570. The oldest orchestra in the city, the musicians offer great performances at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden. Meanwhile, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin performs concerts on Charlottenstraße, also in the heart of city.