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Musikfest Berlin 2024

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The next edition of Musikfest Berlin will take place from 24 August to 17 September 2024. Experience the great orchestras and choirs of Berlin and guest ensembles from Europe and other continents at this essential part of European musical life.

Musikfest Berlin will once again open the Berlin concert season in August as an international orchestra festival, with guest orchestras and ensembles as well as soloists from all over the world and Berlin's major orchestras.

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.

The Cleveland Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony, the Filarmonica della Scala, the Oslo Philharmonic and the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra will be among those taking part.

This year, Musikfest Berlin 2024 is dedicating several concerts to the double continent of America: two guest orchestras from North America, from Cleveland and Kansas City, will present music by Charles Ives to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth.

The opening of the festival will be characterised by musicians and music from São Paulo. The evening "Un mar de músicas" by Jordi Savall, his ensembles and musicians from Africa and America explores the sound dialogue of mutual influences between European baroque and the songs of slaves between 1440 and 1880.

Information about the programme can be found here.

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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