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A visit to the Berlin Philharmonic

Oct 2018 • By Flavia Coe • 0 Comments

Visiting the Berlin Philharmonic was on my plans since I moved to the city a few years ago. The opportunity happened now when a colleague of my husband was invited to play the viola as a guest together with the Young Berliner Orchestra, here known as ‘Junge Sinfonie Berlin’. The concert happened at the Chamber Music Hall, one of the rooms of the Philharmonic, which has a charming space with perfect acoustics and sound on the perfect level.

Besides the beautiful space, the chairs are comfortable, which helps a lot when concerts are long. This presentation, for instance, had 3 acts and lasted around 3 hours, each one bringing a classical composer, such as Joseph Haydn, Beethoven e Mozart, all under command of the French maestro Marc Piollet and special participation of the pianist Julia Okruashvili.

Despite being a big fan of music, I have no knowledge of hierarchies and traditions of an orchestra. That’s why it was great to watch the show and have a conversation afterwards about it with a local musician. During the break, don’t forget to enjoy a glass of wine at the bar, located on the first floor of the building.

The website of the Berlin Philharmonic is very easy to navigate and the ticket prices are accessible. They vary between 20 and 80 euros, depending on the concert. The building is located on the Potsdamer Platz area, very close to the tube station that has the same name.

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