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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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"The Greatest Fugue" - An opera by Elliott Sharp (world premiere)

Dialograum Kreuzung an St. Helena | 53119 Bonn

"The Greatest Fugue" is a 70-minute monodrama about Beethoven's late phase with the spectacular bass baritone Nicholas Isherwood, a string quartet and ready-made and live electronics.


T. Feldmann & F. Dupree / Frank Dupree Trio

LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn | 53115 Bonn

The event is postponed.


When multi-award-winning classical and jazz musicians play together for the first time with sparkling enthusiasm and joy, their musical worlds move closer together by themselves. A touching, personal encounter with selected works by Maurice Ravel, John Cage and Duke Ellington.

16.09.2021 to 16.09.2021
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77Beethoven - premiere

Künstlerforum Bonn | 53119 Bonn

The bo complex dance company collaborates with the composer Marcus Schinkel and visual and video artist Lieve Vanderschaeve to create a multimedia dance piece with 77BEETHOVEN for the 2020 Beethoven Anniversary Year. The piece features live music surrounding the content of the “Golden Record” that was recorded and sent into space on Voyager 1 in 1977 with music by Beethoven and a message to any extraterrestrial forms of life on other planets. What happens if the record is found by beings of another civilization on the outer edge of the solar system?

16.09.2021 to 16.09.2021

Ludwig van Beethoven. Powerful, Tempestuous, Revolutionary.

Universitätsmuseum Bonn | 53113 Bonn

"Artists from all over the world interpret Beethoven and his work". Under this motto, the Museum of History and Art in Durango, Mexico and the University Museum of the University of Bonn are showing prints on the music and life of Ludwig van Beethoven in parallel exhibitions. The exhibition "Beethoven: Powerful, Stormy, Revolutionary" is a cooperation with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

29.07.2021 to 19.09.2021

Missa solemnis: "The thing about peace"

Kreuzkirche Bonn | 53113 Bonn

"Music must strike fire from the human spirit." L.v. Beethoven. Missa Solemnis, Kantorei and Orchestra of the Kreuzkirche Bonn and many more. Beethoven: Missa solemnis - grandiose, artistic, ingenious. The project "The thing abput peace" discovers the socio-political explosive of this music through controversial juxtaposition with music, art and words from completely different fields.

13.06.2021 to 28.11.2021

Zündstoff Beethoven

Beethoven-Haus Bonn | 53111 Bonn

Special exhibition of the Paul Sacher Foundation.

Daily between 10-17 o'clock


postponed to 2021: 3 June to 3 October 2021

03.06.2021 to 03.10.2021

Ludwig is alive! Beethoven in Pop

rock'n'popmuseum | 48599 Gronau

The interactive special exhibition in the rock'n'popmuseum will be devoted five months to the perennial phenomenon of Ludwig van Beethoven. A pop star during his lifetime, the enthusiasm for his work continues to this day. Exhibits, sound and video recordings and an innovative exhibition design surprise visitors and show them that Beethoven can still be found everywhere, in advertising, in mobile phone ringtones, in comic strips or in the songs of current hip hop or heavy metal artists.

25.04.2021 to 03.10.2021

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

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 31.07.2022
Leichte Sprache
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