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The Berlin Philharmonic orchestra is one of the small number of orchestras of which almost everyone has heard of, yet relatively few have heard in person. My first trip to Berlin for twenty years (and my first to the former west for more than twenty-five) could not pass over the opportunity to book a ticket online to hear and see the Berlin Philharmonic playing in their home concert hall, the Philharmonie.
Just getting to the Philharmonie is a new journey: the U-bahn line used to stop at or before Nollendorfplatz. Now the line once more runs through to Potsdamplatz and beyond. The Philharmonie is a stylish modern hall and surprisingly small considering the reputation of its home orchestra. It's on the edge of the culture area of the city, sandwiched between the brashness of Postsdamer Platz and the lush woodland of the Großer Tiergarten, Berlin's city park (seeGroßer Tiergarten, Berlin - October 2014). The Berlin Philharmonic has a big presence online with its “digital concert hall” presentations so it wasn’t a surprise that there are numerous microphones and more than half a dozen television cameras on remotely operated pan and tilt heads.
Read more: Berlin Philharmonic in Berlin - October 2014