If you’re looking for a mid-week cultural pit-stop, we’ve got just the thing for you. Every Wednesday at the Berliner Philharmonie, anyone can drop by for a free lunchtime concert from the orchestra.
The performance might be a piano piece, chamber music, or a percussive duo. But no matter the genre, with some of the most talented musicians in the city involved, every week is guaranteed to impress. Special guests from institutions like the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, the Staatskapelle Berlin, and the Berlin music conservatories have also been known to get involved. Every week is different, and the excitement lies in not quite knowing what you’re in for each time.
The concert is completely free, and works on a first come, first serve basis — so get there promptly for a 1pm start to secure yourself a spot. Given that regular concerts at the Philharmonie can cost up to €80, it’s worth taking advantage of this free opportunity to experience some of the highest quality performances you can get in the city. And the concerts last 40 to 50 minutes, so you can get back to work before the end of your lunch break.
There’s no seating available, but arrangements can be made if needed for those with a disabled pass. You can bring your own lunch, or there’s a catering service available throughout the concert.