“Alles bleibt anders” (Everything remains different) is the motto of the anniversary season at Gendarmenmarkt. The Konzerthaus Berlin is taking its 200th anniversary as an opportunity to look ahead: commissioned works, new compositions and digital experiments are among the surprises that await audiences in the coming season. 

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The Konzerthausorchester Berlin and Principal Conductor Christoph Eschenbach will perform three particularly festive programmes in 2020/21 – to open the season, at the turn of the year and 200 years to the day after the inauguration of the building as part of our bicentennial gala on 26 May 2021. There will always be wonderful music by Carl Maria von Weber, whose romantic opera “Der Freischütz” celebrated its world premiere shortly after the building opened on Gendarmenmarkt.

“Der Freischütz” celebrates 200 years

Exactly 200 years after the world premiere of Carl Maria von Weber’s “Der Freischütz”, the Catalan theatrical group La Fura dels Baus, celebrated worldwide for its avant-garde opera productions, will venture deep into the German forest to deliver an exciting new interpretation of this Romantic opera in the Great Hall.

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Artist in Residence

As Artist in Residence this season, we welcome the soprano Anna Prohaska – as soloist with the Konzerthausorchester and in various small and large formats.

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“Pact with the Devil”

200 years after the premiere of “Der Freischütz”, the Konzerthaus Berlin has commissioned and invited ten ensembles and three composers to reinterpret the famous story of the Devil’s Pact.

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Former Artists in Residence offer their congratulations

Ever since the 2007/08 season, the Konzerthaus Berlin has invited one musician each season to make the Konzerthaus their home as Artist in Residence over the course of a season. Eleven of them have announced their intention to join in the musical celebration for the anniversary season.

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Interactive soundscapes

Composer Mark Barden and visual artist Julian Bonequi have created an interactive composition in keeping with the “Pact with the Devil” anniversary theme. Visitors use VR glasses to help them compose their own way through a fantastic world of plant beings and sounds in the Konzerthaus.

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Chefdirigent Christoph Eschenbach

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Playlist zur Saison 2020/21

Our playlist will put you in the mood for the 2020/21 anniversary season at the Konzerthaus Berlin!

Only here

We leave behind the belaboured frontiers between “serious” and “light” music, provide you with refreshing concerts during your lunchbreaks or jazz during Rush Hour. Discover our concert formats!

2 x hören – Hear it Twice

A work is presented, afterwards, our emcees and artists will talk about the background and characteristics of the work, which will then be played for a second time.

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We leave behind the belaboured frontiers between “serious” and “light” music to present pop stars, famous jazz artists, the big names of electronic music and world music talents.

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Rush Hour Concerts

Begin your evening in a relaxing manner by listening to jazz sounds during our Rush Hour concerts, instead of getting stuck in a traffic jam in Berlin.

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Violinist Daniel Hope invites famous personalities from culture and politics to his "Berliner Salon" such as Martina Gedeck, Joachim Gauck and Anne Sofie von Otter.

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Mozart and his contemporaries played and presented by our musicians or their conductors – for everyone from the age of 8.

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Mittendrin - Right in the Middle

Pick your favourite spot in the midst of the orchestra – the musicians of the Konzerthausorchester will rearrange themselves for you and conductor Iván Fischer will answer all your questions after the concert.

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Music as energizing as a double espresso: Let yourself be surprised by up-and-coming talents who present their 45 minute programmes.

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200 Years Konzerthaus

Mehr zur bewegten Geschichte und einzigartigen Architektur unseres Hauses

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Hot off the press!

Browse, choose, mark your calendar and discover: read our season brochure online, download it or order the printed version here.

Season Brochure 2020/21

Experience our new season!

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Season Calendar 2020/21

The programme at a glance.

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Subscriptions 2020/21

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For this event, you will not receive tickets through our webshop. You will therefore be redirected to an external page of the organizer. If you have any not completed bookings on konzerthaus.de, they will be dissolved after 20 minutes.