Enjoy a unique experience at Classic Open Air Festival in Berlin on one of Europe’s most fascinating squares, the historic Gendarmenmarkt. Let yourself be delighted by musical treats. The Classic Open Air Festival journeys through various music genres and epochs while offering a program with a special sound experience for everyone accompanied of course by world renowned artists.


Thursday, the 5th of July, 7.30 pm

First Night - 100 years of Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg

In cooperation with the Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb)

- Grand fireworks finale -

The Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg can now look back on a long tradition as an Ufa and a DEFA orchestra. Coproductions and concerts with Friedrich Hollaender, Hans Zimmer or Sting, Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, Udo Lindenberg and Xavier Naidoo also show its unique flexibility. Whether classical, rock, pop or film music - the range of the orchestra will be presented in one concert at the FIRST NIGHT.


Friday, the 6th of July, 7.30 pm

Wagner in light and fire

Bayreuther Flair at the Gendarmenmarkt

Due to the huge demand we've decided to re-launch the successful Wagner Night of 2007. Convinched Wagner fans, but also previous non-Wagner connoisseurs were very enthusiastic at the time. The Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau and the Ernst-Senff-Chor Berlin will perform a program of Wagner together with outstanding soloists.



Saturday, the 7th of July, 7.30 pm

Nessun dorma

The Italian opera gala

Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini or Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Puccini and Verdi - who doesn't know those famous composers of the great Italian opera? They've wrote immortal melodies for Aromas, duets and ensemble scenes, which became hits in the early 19th century. Their captivating Performance is provided by excellent singers and instrumentalists.



Sunday, the 8th of July, 7.30 pm

Four pianists - One concert

Joja Wendt, Sebastian Knauer, Axel Zwingenberger & Martin Tingvall

The celebrated concert of 2017 will be reissued with a new program! In the section of classical music, jazz, pop, singer-songwriting and boogie-woogie, each of the four musicians is a specialist: Joja Wendt - the entertainer;  Axel Zwingenberger - the "World Champion" of the boogie woogie; the jazz and ECHO Award winner Martin Tingvall and the classical pianist Sebastian Knauer.

All information may be subject to change!

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