Thursday, December 3, 2015

Berlin Music Festivals and Events

The reasons for this are varied but you could simply say that there are few destinations which can match Berlin's ability to provide an amazing array of musical displays.

How could they? Berlin and, for that matter, all of Germany has a history for originating many unique styles of music over the centuries. Some truly famous musicians have emerged from this region. Because its musical history is so deep, it is no surprise that there are many lively festivals promoted here all throughout the year. As such, these festivals do deserve a mention since you may wish to book your next vacation to take in one of these events.

The Top Music Festivals in Berlin

Musikfest Berlin: In September, those that have a love and an affinity for classical music will likely find this event to be the premiere one in the city. Simply put, some of the most legendary names on the modern classical music scene will appear during the two week time span this festival runs.

Fete de la Musique: This is one of the most popular one-day music festivals in Berlin. Ironically, it originated in France and later immigrated to Germany where it has become a June tradition. While it only lasts one day, it sprawls across the entire city at 400 (Yes - 400!) locations. No matter what type of music you enjoy listening to, you can find a particular event celebrating it on June 21.

Jazz Fest Berlin: Jazz is one of the most interesting of all the genres of music. It has remained popular for well over a century and has influenced some of the most famous musicians in history. Yet, the genre never maintained mass appeal with some of the best jazz albums/CDs sold far fewer copies than other genres. For a November day in Berlin, the music of jazz takes center stage and receives the accolades it deserves. Without a doubt, this particular event can be considered one of the best jazz displays in the world.

The Ballet of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden: What would music be without dancing and what would modern dancing be without the influence derived over the years from the art of ballet? This event is held at Staatsoper, Unter den Linden 7 and it provides a much well deserved celebration of this dance genre.

Maerz Musik Festival: This is a popular yearly music festival which holds concerts at many varied venues with the two most prominent being the Konzerthaus (Gendarmenmarkt 2) and the Philharmonie (Herbert von Karajan Strasse 1).

Opera at the Komische Oper, Behrenstrasse: This event occurs in May and is somewhat overlooked but it still remains a nice music event/festival to attend for those that love the arts. Another opera event occurs in July at the Deutsche Oper, Bismarckstrasse