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The next edition of Musikfest Berlin is scheduled to take place from August 27 to September 19, 2023. Experience Berlin's great orchestras and choirs and guest ensembles from Europe and other continents at this essential component of European musical life.

Streichinstrumente im Orchester
Streichinstrumente im Orchester iStock, Foto: Cyano 66

Musikfest Berlin - classical music highlight

With the Musikfest Berlin, the Berliner Festspiele and the Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker, together with their international partners, provide a fireworks display of top-class classical concerts every year at the start of the Berlin classical music season.

Each year in late summer, the Berliner Festspiele Orchestra Festival marks the spectacular start of the Berlin concert season.

Top international orchestras, instrumental and vocal ensembles, together with the major symphony orchestras of the city of Berlin, present an ambitious festival program, each with a different thematic focus.    

Highlight of the Musikfest Berlin    
  • Great orchestras, vocal and instrumental ensembles and many soloists
  • Famous stars and promising newcomers
  • Current premieres and first performances
  • International co-productions    
Along with opera, theater and cinema, the orchestra is one of the most complex, largest and most multifaceted "machines" that Western culture has produced for the production of performances and emotions.

The variety of orchestral formations that exist today has expanded significantly under the influence of modern technologies and with knowledge of historical performance practices.

The festival, which lasts about three weeks, is therefore dedicated not only to the symphonic repertoire, but in particular to the significant, rare, forgotten, unusual and new works from history and the present.    

The Musikfest Berlin sees itself as a forum for the innovative artistic work of the major orchestras and ensembles of international musical life.
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