On 16 December, Beethoven was honoured with a big birthday party to mark his 250th birthday. The BeethovenNacht powered by Telekom was shown on the 16th of December 2020 at 8.30 pm on MagentaTV and free of charge on MagentaMusik 360 at www.magenta-musik-360.de/beethoven-nacht and in the video below. The event was also broadcast live on the radio at 20:04 (WDR3).
The two-and-a-half-hour programme included two world premieres by Quincy Jones and Max Richter. Cross-genre international artists performed on stage and celebrated Beethoven with music, dance, poetry and talks. Guests such as Daniel Hope (violin), Sarah Bosetti (cabaret), Susan Link (moderation), Dirk Kaftan, Max Richter, Joy Denalane (vocals), Marcus Schinkel, Olga Pashchenko, the Irish Step Club Bonn, the Opera Choir of the Theater Bonn and the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn contributed to the evening.
Organiser: Beethoven Jubilee Society in cooperation with the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn