EASTER CONCERTS IN BERLIN – AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT OF EASTER FESTIVITIES IN BERLIN:
Easter is a popular holiday period in Germany and the Easter festivities are still celebrated in the traditional way by many Germans. Easter markets, Easter bonfires, Easter brunches and Easter services all form a part of the Easter celebrations in Germany.
Music is another important element of the Easter festivities and if you are in Berlin, there is a huge repertoire of Easter concerts that you can enjoy, including an Easter Tango Festival.
Below are some of the Berlin Easter concerts on offer:
Hear the imposing Sauer Organ of Berliner Dom come to life in this Good Friday performance by Cathedral Organist Andreas Sieling. This concert features organ works by Bach, Widor, and others, in a program that emphasizes the heightened emotions of Good Friday.
The European Vivaldi Players ensemble perform works by this great Italian composer, under the baton of Stefan Bevier.
Welcome the Easter season at Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin. The Berlin Residence Orchestra, performs works by Pergolesi, Vivaldi and Bach. Dinner is before the concert in the palace’s west wing.
Celebrate Easter at the Philharmonie Berlin. Enjoy Smetana’s ‘Moldau’ and piano concertos by Beethoven, Mozart and Parish-Alvars.
On Easter Sunday the Collegium Vocale and the Berlin Sinfonietta join forces to perform Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Bach’s Easter Oratorio in the beautiful atmosphere of the Berlin Cathedral. Conductor Stefan Rauh leads the musicians in this wonderful program.
Celebrate Easter weekend at the Konzerthaus in Berlin with a festive performance by the Berliner Virtuosen Ensemble. The Ensemble has been performing their “Musical Easter Parade” for the past 20 years. Enjoy their annual performance under the baton of Hans-Joachim Scheitzbach.
Enjoy a concert at one of Berlin’s most important architectural treasures. The Bode Museum on Berlin’s Museum Island has been renovated recently and this concert offers music lovers the opportunity to experience classical music in this historically preserved building.
Enjoy a spectacular evening with the greatest masterpieces of 300 years of classical music in Europe presented by the Berlin Orchestra in the stunning Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church.
Not quite the usual Easter music, but who can resist music from the great big band jazz era, especially if it is performed by the Benny Goodman Revival Band. Performance is in the Chamber Music Hall of the world-famous Philharmonie Berlin. Tap your feet and feel the swing of familiar songs by Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, and of course, the great Benny Goodman.
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