Enjoy a unique experience at Classic Open Air Festival in Berlin on one of Europe’s most fascinating squares, the historic Gendarmenmarkt. The festival offers a journey through a variety of music genres and eras and promises a program for every taste featuring world-renowned artists.


Thursday, 4th of July, 7.30 pm

First Night - Berlin, Berlin!

In cooperation with Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb)

- Grand fireworks finale -

The Classic Open Air 2019 begins with a declaration of love to Berlin. We take you on a journey through the history of music in this great metropolis and present legendary titles from the twenties to today. Enjoy a glamorous opening gala with the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg, first-class soloists and a spectacular closing fireworks.

With Angelika Milster, Anna Loos, Klaus Hoffmann, Culcha Candela, George Kranz, Karsten Troyke, Sharon Brauner, Andrej Hermlin, David Hermlin, Rachel Hermlin u.v.m
Chor des Jungen Ensembles Berlin
Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg
Conductor: Peter Sommerer
Host: Kim Fisher


Friday, 5th of July, 7.30 pm

Highlights of Classical Music

Staged with Light and Fire

Experience the greatest works of classical music, presented by Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau and soloists. This compilation of the most famous pieces will delight both beginners and classical music lovers. Atmospheric illumination, effects of light and fire elements complete the musical spectacle.

With Katarzyna Dondalska (Soprano), Hagen Matzeit (Altus), Sebastian Reinthaller (Tenor), Manos Kia (Bariton), Yury Revich (Violine)
Ernst Senff Chor
Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau
Conductor: Markus L. Frank
Host: Joja Wendt



Saturday, 6th of July, 7.30 pm

Opera Italiana

The Italian Opera Gala

The Philharmonic Orchestra Vorpommern, together with its soloists under the direction of Florian Csizmadia, celebrates the masterpieces of Italian opera. Enjoy unforgettable melodies and wonderful arias, duets and ensemble scenes by Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini or Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Puccini and not least Verdi!

With Nina-Maria Fischer, Franziska Ringe, Kartarzyna Rabczuk, Pihla Terttunen, Karo Khachatryan, Semjon Bulinsky, Alexandru Constantinescu, Maciej Kozłowski, Thomas Rettensteiner, Andrey Valiguras
Opernchor des Theaters Vorpommern
Chor des Jungen Ensembles Berlin
Philharmonisches Orchester Vorpommern
Conductor: Florian Csizmadia
Host: Dirk Löschner



Sunday, 7th of July, 7.30 pm

Four Pianists - One Concert

Classical Music, Jazz & Boogie Woogie

Four exceptional pianists in Berlin! Together or soloistic, the virtuosos Joja Wendt, Sebastian Knauer, Axel Zwingenberger and Martin Tingvall show how versatile piano music can be. Here, classical music is masterfully combined with boogie woogie, jazz and pop music. Eight hands on two pianos will astonish you by deliveing a first-class performance you have never experienced before.

With Joja Wendt, Sebastian Knauer, Axel Zwingenberger and Martin Tingvall



Monday, 8th of July, 7.30 pm

Die Prinzen & Symphony Orchestra

With special guests

The hits of DIE PRINZEN have long since become classics, with which an entire generation identifies. At the Gendarmenmarkt the famous a cappella group from Germany plays songs like "Alles nur geklaut", "Ich wär so gerne Millionär" or "Küssen verboten" from two and a half decades - accompanied by the Orchestra of the Musical Comedy Leipzig and with arrangements specially written for this special occasion.

With the PRINZEN, the Orchestra of the Musical Comedy Leipzig under the direction of Stefan Klingele and special guests Christina Stürmer and Fools Garden


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