13.05.2021 to 16.05.2021 | Concert

Young Europe meets Beethoven

The Voreifel Music School’s "Young Europe meets Beethoven" project¸ in cooperation with the municipalities of Meckenheim, Rheinbach and Swisttal, as well as other local partnerships, aims to give a European, musical impulse to the region. This idea is linked to the composer Ludwig van Beethoven, who will be introduced to the young Europeans as a visionary and humanist ("All men shall be as brothers") within the context of this project.

Ensembles and choirs from the twin cities of the three municipalities (Rheinbach: Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, France, Deinze, Belgium, Sevenoaks, United Kingdom, Kamenický Senov, Czech Republic; Meckenheim: Le Mée-sur-Seine, France; Swisttal: Quesnoy-sur-Deûle, France) have been invited to play together with students of the Voreifel Music School. The focus of the weekend is on making music together inspired by the European ideal, but of course just as much also on meeting people and sharing Beethoven’s ideas of freedom.

In addition to the ensemble's performances on Saturday morning in the three municipalities, there will also be

a joint final concert at 4:00 pm

with contributions from all of the ensembles in Meckenheim's Jungholzhalle. A commissioned composition takes up the libertarian, visionary impulse of Ludwig van Beethoven, and this European gathering of young musicians will be concluded with the European anthem, the “Ode to Joy”, being performed by all of the participants at the end of the concert.


Jungholzhalle Meckenheim
Siebengebirgsring 4
53340 Meckenheim

Admission prices

Admission to all of the events is free of charge.


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