Berlin is one of the greatest cities in the world for music. It has so much going on and so many first-rate orchestras. You can tour the hall, which was controversial for its modern architecture when it was completed in 1963. But you must also hear the fantastic Berliner Philharmoniker. berliner-philharmoniker.de/en/philharmonie
Read more about Alondra de la Parra, including all of her favorite concert halls and places to stay, eat, and shop. Photo by Julie G. Woodhouse/Alamy. This appeared in the March/April 2012 issue.