|100 years of Berlin Philharmonic (Maxi-Card) - GERMANY|
The Berlin Philharmonic (formerly Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester; now Berliner Philharmoniker) is an orchestra based in Berlin, Germany voted number three on a list of "top ten European Orchestras", after the Vienna Philharmonic and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Its primary concert venue is the Philharmonie, located in the Kulturforum area of the city. Since 2002, its principal conductor has been Sir Simon Rattle. It also supports several chamber music ensembles. The funding for the organization is subsidized by the city of Berlin and a partnership with Deutsche Bank.