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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.

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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Hits and Hymns. Sounds of Contemporary History

Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland | 53113 Bonn

Music sparks emotions: it agitates, mobilizes and forges identity.
Commemorating the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven, the Haus der
Geschichte explores the topic of music and politics; through the eyes of contemporary
history it references the political artist that Beethoven indeed was.

04.11.2020 to 10.10.2021

'Bonn’s Golden Age – the electoral capital in Beethoven’s day'

Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Haus | 53113 Bonn

The electoral capital in Beethoven’s day. Court life and town society. Culture, education and the economy.

23.10.2020 to 24.01.2021


Konstanz | 78462 Konstanz

In a film symphony in 9 movements the Musikverein Allmannsdorf e.V. tells stories about Beethoven, his symphonies, as a man of his time and what he still has to tell us today.

17.10.2020 to 21.12.2020

MAX KLINGER and the artwork of the future

Bundeskunsthalle | 53113 Bonn

Max Klinger (1857-1920) is one of the most unconventional artistic personalities of Symbolism.

16.10.2020 to 05.04.2021

Wild Hair and a Red Neckerchief. Beethoven's Image in Manga and Anime

Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Haus | 53113 Bonn

"Wild Hair and a Red Neckerchief”.

Beethoven's Image in Manga and Anime

An exhibition by the StadtMuseum Bonn (Bonn City Museum) in the Ernst Moritz Arndt House in cooperation with Dr. Kazuko Ozawa and Dr. Matthias Wendt.


Using Beethoven as an illustrative object, the Bonn exhibition aims to show how strongly Western classical music and, as an example, Beethoven, who was elevated to the status of a Prometheus-like hero after his death, found its way into the global comic subculture.

07.10.2020 to 20.12.2020

Art? What would I be without it?

Künstlerforum Bonn | 53119 Bonn

A contemporary homage in two parts: The "Tangentiale" presents works and activities by artists from the region at nine venues around the city. The "Raum ist Partitur" exhibition (literally “Room is Score”) at the Künstlerforum in Bonn interlinks sound compositions with six current artistic positions and Mauricio Kagel's "Beethovenzimmer” (Beethoven Room).

26.09.2020 to 31.03.2021

TANGENTIALE - The art? What would I be without it?

Künstlerforum Bonn | 53119 Bonn

The "Tangentiale" belongs to a contemporary homage in 2 parts: The "Tangentiale" presents works and actions by artists from the region at nine locations in the city area.

20.09.2020 to 03.01.2021

"Pastoral" Art Bridge - Sound Bridge

Augustiner Chorherrenstift Öhningen, Stiftskirche | 78337 Öhningen

A work in four churches: The art bridge shows the pastoral workers of the artist Daniel Gallmann in four churches of Öhningen (DE) and Stein am Rhein (CH).

In the Klangbrücke you can hear works by Ludwig van Beethoven every day at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The program changes on the 1st and 15th of each month.

The annual programme of the Klangbrücke as well as information on the artist's work are available in the churches.

05.06.2020 to 05.06.2021

B9Flashed 2.0: Chor-Flashmob digital

Verschiedenste Stellen des Bonner Stadtgebiets | 53111 Bonn

The Cultural Office of the City of Bonn and the Philharmonic Choir of the City of Bonn, the Bonner Kammerchor as well as the Kantorei der Kreuzkirche and the Kammerchor der Kreuzkirche "Vox Bona" developed the project "B9Flashed" for the Beethoven anniversary year. Once a month, short concerts of the many Bonn composers were to be held in public places choirs take place. As choirs cannot perform any more due to the corona pandemic, a video has now been produced.

25.01.2020 to 17.12.2020

“Beethoven and...”

Ten concerts with “Beethoven and ...” as their theme. The focus will be on music for and with piano, including lieder and chamber music. One of Beethoven’s works will be juxtaposed with works by contemporaries with the same instrumentation to reveal compositional influences from Europe. International experts guide the audience through each concert.

05.01.2020 to 06.12.2020
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