For more than five decades the Berlin Symphony Orchestra (Berliner Symphoniker) has been an integral part of Berlin’s musical and cultural life, significantly enriching the German orchestral landscape. Since 1990 it has been the “orchestra of all Berliners”. In addition to performing concerts at the Philharmonie, the orchestra is a regular guest at other major venues in the city, including the University of the Arts, the Konzerthaus, Berlin Cathedral and Chorin Abbey. With appearances throughout Europe and tours of North and South America, Africa and Asia, not to mention appearances at international festivals in France, Italy, Austria, Spain and Israel, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra is today well known around the world. Alongside popular staples of the classical repertoire, the orchestra’s repertoire includes more rarely performed works (including unknown or forgotten pieces) and contemporary compositions. Music education has always been an important part of the orchestra’s activity. The Berlin Symphony Orchestra was the first orchestra in Berlin to organise concerts for schools, children and families, in this way cultivating the musically educated audience of the future. Numerous recordings and television broadcasts complete the Berlin Symphony Orchestra’s multifaceted activities.