Musikfest Berlin (Music Festival Berlin)

Musikfest Berlin (Music Festival Berlin)

31 August - 18 September 2018

The Musikfest marks the beginning of the concert season in Berlin. During the festival, some of the best orchestras in the world perform in concert halls all over the city.

Musikfest Berlin

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Berliner Philharmoniker at the Musikfest Berlin

During the Musikfest, Berlin's concert halls resound with classical music performed by renowned national and international orchestras, choirs and chamber ensembles. The festival not only attracts hundreds of musicians but also thousands of fans of classical music from all over the world.

Over 80 works performed by 20 orchestras

Over the course of the 19 festival days, almost 27 events featuring over 80 works by 40 composers, 20 orchestras, instrumental and vocal ensembles and countless soloists perform at the Philharmonie, Pierre Boulez Saal, the Großer Sendesaal of Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg and the Konzerthaus. Among them are national as well as international formations like the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Berliner Philharmoniker, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Academy.

Musikfest Berlin 2018 programme

On the occasions of the 100th birthday of Bernd Alois Zimmermann and the 100th anniversary of the death of Claude Debussy the Musikfest 2018 will present key works by the two composers.
Opening Hours
31 August - 18 September 2018
The festival's venues include the Berlin Philharmonie and its Chamber Music Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, Pierre Boulez Saal and St. Matthew's Church.
Official Musikfest Berlin Website (in English)

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| Last edited: 31. August 2018