“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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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. Some 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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Graphic Novel

„Alles bleibt anders“ Das Konzerthaus Berlin und seine Geschichte(n) – Ein Comicband zu 200 Jahren Konzerthaus. In seinen detailreichen Bildern und Comicseiten vermittelt der Berliner Autor Felix Pestemer nicht nur die wechselvolle Geschichte des Gebäudes, sondern wirft auch Schlaglichter auf die deutsche Geschichte.

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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!

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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!

200 Years Konzerthaus

Mehr zur bewegten Geschichte und einzigartigen Architektur unseres Hauses

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Our brochures

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

Discover our subscriptions.

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