Concert highlights
Konzerthaus Berlin © Christian Nielinger Concert Series

Orchestral concerts in Konzerthaus Berlin's Grand Hall

Kammerorchester International

Kammerorchester International Berlin

Konzerthaus Berlin © Christian Nielinger

Since the 1995/96 season the crème de la crème of international chamber orchestras have become firmly entrenched on the Berlin music scene. In cooperation with the Konzerthaus Berlin, Konzertdirektion Schmid and Konzertdirektion Goette have presented in the series Kammerorchester International renowned ensembles such as the New York-based Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Concentus Musicus, Les Arts Florissants and once every season the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. These ensembles have been directed by conductors such as Sir Neville Marriner, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Daniel Harding, William Christie and Esa-Pekka Salonen and the concerts have been enhanced by distinguished soloists, among them Maria João Pires, Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Julia Fischer and Andreas Scholl.

Pro Musica Hannover

Kuppelsaal Hannover © Hannover Congress Centrum

For more than 50 years Pro Musica has been bringing the stars of classical music to Hannover and has played an important role in the cultural life of Lower Saxony’s capital city. During the first season of the series in 1964/65, the Vienna Philharmonic under Herbert von Karajan, Yehudi Menuhin and Christa Ludwig appeared in Hannover, followed in the 1970s by leading American orchestras. Between 1965 and 1985 alone, the Berlin Philharmonic under Herbert von Karajan performed at the Kuppelsaal 13 times. Many legendary soloists appeared regularly at Pro Musica concerts, among them David Oistrakh, Itzhak Perlman, Mstislav Rostropovich and Emil Gilels. Run in partnership with Konzertdirektion Goette the series currently presents approximately 30 concerts in three subscription cycles: Orchestras, Leading Ensembles / Great Stars and Discovering Talent.

Pro Arte Frankfurt

Alte Oper Frankfurt © Alte Oper Frankfurt

The Frankfurter Konzertdirektion’s origins date back to the 19th century, when the friendship between the banker and music lover Herrmann Wolff and the celebrated pianist Anton Rubinstein developed into a fruitful collaboration. Since then the Pro Arte concert series at the Alte Oper has become one of the musical highlights of both the city of Frankfurt and the entire Rhine-Main area. For many years world-class orchestras and soloists, as well as promising young musicians at the start of an international career, have appeared in the series. Today Pro Arte presents approximately 25 concerts in four different subscription cycles: International Orchestra Concerts, Great Interpreters, Master Concerts and Sundays at Five.