17.05.2020 | Concert

BTHVN2020 | Detmold: Beethoven – Lord of the Tones V

There will also be ample opportunity for the youngest concertgoers to engage with the great composer and musical pioneer on the occasion of Beethoven's 250th birthday: The "Concertino Piccolino" children's concert series will see students of the Detmold University of Music (Hochschule für Musik Detmold) find different way to introduce their four to seven-year-old listeners to the musician and man Ludwig van Beethoven.


The six concerts of the series will tell of the ups and downs of his life, and portray them in his music. Together with the audience, they will explore Beethoven's unbridled urge to compose music and try to understand his fate as a young man who loses his hearing. They will perform Ludwig's groundbreaking compositions for string quartets at the Detmold Summer Theatre and create tunes and variations à la Beethoven. There will also be stage performances of works by Beethoven's contemporaries, his great role models and ardent admirers, as well as compositions by later generations, reminiscent of the great master. The series will conclude with the Family Music Festival of the East Westphalia-Lippe Philharmonic Society (Philharmonische Gesellschaft OWL) and a festive celebration with music by and for Ludwig van Beethoven, and many a birthday surprise.

The "Concertino Piccolino" is aimed at pre-school children, as well as first and second grade pupils. Theatrically staged concert stories will connect the presented pieces of music, provide playful explanations on works, composers and instruments, and guide us through the one-hour programmes with excitement, humour and child-friendly storylines. The audience will thereby join in the concerts: It will be invited to listen to the stories and the music, and join in musical performances by singing, dancing or other sounds.

Sunday 17 May


Melodies that come and go

Ta-Ta-Ta-TAAA – Didel-Didel-Didel-Didel-Dei –


Famous melodies to sing along –

Beethoven hits of yesterday and today


Concept and Production: Claudia Runde

Director: Birgit Kronshage


Photo: © dreamsnavigator, Source: Adobe Stock


Detmolder Sommertheater
Neustadt 24
32756 Detmold

Admission prices

Admission:€5.00 (Subscription for 5 concerts: €20.00)
Students free of charge


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