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Ludwig van Beethoven is the most frequently performed of all classical composers. He was also a radical artist who constantly reinvented himself, expanded the boundaries of music and posed questions to society. Even today he inspires people all over the world. BTHVN2020 will celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth by mobilising people and opening up a wide range of perspectives – both on and about Beethoven more

Calendar of events

The Beethoven Anniversary Year will be celebrated with a multitude of events from 16 December 2019 till September 2021. 

Due to the current Corona development, most of the announced events will not take place in the foreseeable future. Please contact the organizer regarding info about the event realisation and possible ticket refunds.

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Video of the Pastoral Project - on 5 June 2020

Here you can subsequently see the three-and-a-half-hour program with talk and music of the Beethoven Pastoral Day.

 

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Official BTHVN2020 opening ceremony

Here you can enjoy the full opening ceremony of the Beethoven anniversary year 2020 once again.

 

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News

Die Aufzeichnung und Übertragung von Beethovens »Missa Solemnis« aus dem Kölner Dom am 21. August 2020 muss aufgrund der weiter bestehenden…

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Nach der Covid-19-Zwangspause eröffnet das Festival OrgelKultur im Rhein-Sieg-Kreis mit einem besonderen Highlight! Am 23. August ist es so weit.

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Events

13
Aug

"Nine" CANCELLED

Concertgebouw | 1071 LN Amsterdam

250 years of Beethoven - the Beethoven Crescendo

 

The Federal Youth Orchestra and the World Youth Choir combine Beethoven's "masterpiece" with a world premiere of Tan Dun.

 

Tan Dun (*1957)

"Choral Concerto: Nine"

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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

Symphony No. 9, D minor op. 125

 

Federal Youth Orchestra, World Youth Choir

 

Soloists:

Iris Hendrickx (soprano)

Jo-Pei Weng (alto)

Xavier Moreno (tenor)

Johannes Schendel (bass)

 

Conductor: Tan Dun

13.08.2020
Concert
13
Aug

6 pm Ceremony Trio Aventure

Augustiner Chorherrenstift Öhningen Kirchhof | 78337 Öhningen

The Trio Aventure plays

Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, op. 1

Piano Trio No. 7 in B flat major, op 97 "Archduke Trio" by Ludwig van Beethoven

Elina Buksha, violin

Aurélien Pascal, cello

Pavel Kolesnikov, piano

13.08.2020
Concert
13
Aug

8 pm Beethoven invites you...

Augustiner Chorherrenstift Öhningen Kirchhof | 78337 Öhningen

Birthday party of the great composer with

Annette Hölzl - Mixed Classics

13.08.2020
Side programme
14
Aug

Postponed to summer 2021! -- Rhenish Music Picnic at Paffendorf Castle: "Beethoven Liquide"

Schloss Paffendorf | 50126 Bergheim

The Rhenish music picnics will take place at five castles and palaces in the region from June to August 2020, allowing visitors to listen to Ludwig van Beethoven's melodies in a picturesque atmosphere. The concerts with many different ensembles are accompanied by a picnic that can be enjoyed in the parks and gardens around the castles and palaces.

14.08.2020
19:00
Concert Format
14
Aug

"Nine" CANCELLED

Kurhaus Wiesbaden | 65189 Wiesbaden

250 years of Beethoven - the Beethoven Crescendo

 

The Federal Youth Orchestra and the World Youth Choir combine Beethoven's "masterpiece" with a world premiere of Tan Dun.

 

Tan Dun (*1957)

"Choral Concerto: Nine"

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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

Symphony No. 9, D minor op. 125

 

Federal Youth Orchestra, World Youth Choir

 

Soloists:

Iris Hendrickx (soprano)

Jo-Pei Weng (alto)

Xavier Moreno (tenor)

Johannes Schendel (bass)

 

Conductor: Tan Dun

14.08.2020
Concert
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