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The Berlin Palace Orchestra currently comprises 18 musicians: four 1st violins, three 2nd violins, two violas, a cello, a double bass, a bassoon, two oboes, two flutes, and two horns. The ensemble, conducted by two alternating conductors, is completed by a male and female singer. In just a few years, the musicians have developed into a refined orchestra which presents the baroque and classical works of its repertoire with great feeling for the entertaining and witty music.

The summer concerts in historical style take place in the center of  the 21rst century German capital. The ambivalent appearance of the church represents a bridge between history and modern age symbolizing destruction and rebuilding, thus being an attractive contrast to the historical look of the musicians' robes. Allow yourself a relaxing break from the hectic pace of a big turbulent city by listening to a concert of the Berlin Palace Orchestra.

Berlin Palace Orchestra

The Berlin Palace Orchestra set up in 2004, is a group of freelance instrumentalists and orchestral musicians from several opera houses of Berlin such as Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper, and Komische Oper. They cultivate a repertoire typical for the Prussian court in Berlin and Potsdam at the time of Frederick the Great. In addition to composers from Prussia, this includes famous names of the baroque era such as Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel, as well as symphonies and concertos by the Viennese classicists Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The musicians perform in costumes of the baroque period , conveying an authentic atmosphere of concerts of that time. The audience is taken on a musical journey through time to the Royal Prussian Court in the 18th century. In the past years, the Berlin Palace Orchestra has consequently grown from being an insiders’ tip to a successful representative of historicised performance and is proud to present historical music performance with modern instruments.