Finding events

The BTHVN2020 Database contains all the events that take place within the framework of the anniversary year in Germany. As Beethoven's anniversary year is designed by various actors, ticket sales start individually by each organizer. The BTHVN2020 events which take place in Nordrhein-Westfalen are subdivided into the following genres:

Exhibition, Concert, Concert Format, Festival, Opera, Dance, Theme Week, Drama, Performance, Lecture and Congress.

Under the genre 'Side programme' you will find an abundance of events, which additionally take place nationwide in the year 2020. Information subject to change at short notice. We assume no responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of the information.


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Beethoven Mystery XXL - Competition for children

Bayerischer Rundfunk, Funkhaus München | 80300 München

What's up with Beethoven? It's the middle of the night: the ingenious composer is sitting at his piano by candlelight. His hair is dripping wet and there's a pool of water on the floor. The room is pretty chaotic, he has just completed his 62nd move and the boxes are still half unpacked. Someone knocks on the door. What happened? Was Beethoven playing too loudly? Was he rude to the neighbour? Or is there a dark secret behind it all?

24.09.2019 to 15.09.2020
Side programme

Orpheus: Dream and Myth in Modern Art

Museum August Macke Haus | 53119 Bonn

Exhibition at the August Macke House Museum

11.10.2019 to 16.02.2020

Beethoven Tour

A multimedia tour of stations with different themes and aspects on Ludwig van Beethoven brings the composer “back to life” in a public setting. The use of incisive elements at various locations in Bonn and the Rhine-Sieg District presents Beethoven to visitors, as well as the people of Bonn and the region, in a new way.

12.10.2019 to 31.12.2020

Music! Hearing - making - feeling. An interactive exhibition

LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn | 53115 Bonn

The LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn will be presenting an interactive exhibition titled "Music! Hear, Make, Feel. The Interactive Exhibition" as part of the BTHVN Anniversary Year. The exhibition will start on 21 November 2019 and focus on music as a shared experience.

21.11.2019 to 13.09.2020

250 piano pieces for Beethoven

"250 piano pieces for Beethoven" - International Composition and Concert Project by the Bonn Pianist Susanne Kessel

01.12.2019 to 31.12.2020

Inside Beethoven! Das begehbare Ensemble

Lippisches Landesmuseum | 32756 Detmold

Das Erleben des musikalischen Zusammenwirkens in einem Ensemble nachvollziehbar zu machen und damit den „Klassiker“ Beethoven wirklich neu zu hören, ist im Beethovenjahr möglich. Ausgeklügelte Audioproduktionen, komplexe musikinformatische Aufbereitung und neueste Darstellungsmethoden der Musikwissenschaft und der digitalen Musikedition verbinden sich in einem Verbundprojekt der Hochschule für Musik Detmold zu einer einzigartigen Installation an der Schnittstelle zwischen Kunst und Computer.

13.12.2019 to 15.12.2020

Light art project

Verschiedenste Stellen des Bonner Stadtgebiets | 53111 Bonn

Illuminations and large light sculptures create fascinating images on the five key themes of B-T-H-V-N and frame the opening week.

14.12.2019 to 22.12.2019

'Beethoven - Welt.Bürger.Musik'

Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany | 53113 Bonn

The central Anniversary Year exhibition traces the key stations of Beethoven’s life against the backdrop of historical events and links them to his musical oeuvre.

16.12.2019 to 26.04.2020


Literaturhaus Bonn | 53111 Bonn

Pünktlich am 16.12.2019 startet das Literaturhaus Bonn den »BeethovenBot«: ein Twitterprojekt, in Kooperation mit dem Beethoven-Haus Bonn und gefördert von BTHVN2020, das während des gesamten Jubiläumsjahrs aktiv ist:

16.12.2019 to 17.12.2020
Side programme

In the best of company

Beethoven-Haus Bonn | 53111 Bonn

Special exhibition on Joseph Stieler’s portrait of Beethoven and its story

17.12.2019 to 26.04.2020
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