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Saturday’s scene: appreciating classical music in Berlin

2012/10/20by Donna Hull


Classical music is a big part of culture in Berlin

Classical music is king when it comes to culture in Berlin. Did you know that the city has seven major symphony orchestras, three major opera houses and hundreds of  smaller performing groups? Berlin is a paradise for boomer travelers who are also music lovers. I took this photo during a chamber music concert at Charlottenburg Castle where musicians dressed in period costume. The program included familiar classics from Mozart, Handle and Bach among others. Although I’m not an opera fan, the pieces on the program gave me a new admiration for the musical form.

The evening began when our group of travel journalists, hosted by VisitBerlin and Air Berlin, entered the hall at Charlottenburg Castle. A master of ceremonies, also dressed in period costume, greeted us.

“Follow me,” he said, stamping his staff onto the floor before dramatically pulling aside velvet draperies revealing a candlelit dining hall. And so our night of culture in Berlin began.

Have you attended a classical concert in Berlin, Germany? Post a comment to share your experience. I sure enjoyed mine.

Disclosure: Airberlin and VisitBerlin provided this travel experience. As always, the opinions are my own.

A boomer travel and lifestyle authority who is exploring the world one activity at a time. Besides writing and publishing My Itchy Travel Feet, she also writes about boomer travel for My Well-Being Powered by Humana, Make It Missoula and is the author of New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure.

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Mark H October 21, 2012 at 1:55 pm

What a great comment on Berlin that it supports so much musical culture. Can there be any other city that supports seven major symphony orchestras?
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October 21, 2012 at 11:10 pm

I must admit that I associate Berlin with rock rather than classical concerts – this would be the kind of thing I expect in Salzburg
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