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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. 

Information subject to change at short notice. We assume no responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of the information.


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Our Beethoven: Beethoven – Historical – Modern

Kulturforum | 65185 Wiesbaden

Students of the Wiesbaden Music Academy (WMA) and pupils of the Wiesbaden Music and Art School (WMK) play piano works on the fortepiano and modern grand piano

10.11.2020 to 10.11.2020
Side programme

Music as a Source of Inspiration – Beethoven in Contemporary Art

Mittelrhein-Museum | 56068 Koblenz

The musical oeuvre of Ludwig van Beethoven has time and again inspired painters, graphic artists and visual artists to create their own works. The past few decades, in particular, have witnessed a growing willingness to address Beethoven's music in the fine arts. Works by 20th and 21st-century artists will allow visitors to experience a quasi-synesthetic direct combination of music and fine art.

07.11.2020 to 28.02.2021

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 11.04.2021


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

TANGENTIALE - Trinitatis Church

With 21 positions of contemporary art - from painting and photography to installation and performance - at nine different locations in Bonn and the surrounding area, the TANGENTIALE makes reference to the biography and work of the composer Ludwig van Beethoven, who was already revered during his lifetime.

11.10.2020 to 15.11.2020

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
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