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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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BTHVN2020 | Detmold: Ludwig and Us. Family Music Festival

Campus der Hochschule für Musik Detmold | 32756 Detmold

On the occasion of the Beethoven Anniversary Year, we will hear the great composer's famous "Ode to Joy" as a contemporary jazz arrangement in the Palace Gardens of the Detmold University of Music (Hochschule für Musik Detmold): Professional and amateur musicians will perform a "flash mob" and bring the charming open-air venue to life.


FULLY BOOKED: Transcultural Song Arrangement

MIGRApolis - Haus der Vielfalt | 53111 Bonn



"1001 Beats between Bonn and Babylon" (1001 Takt zwischen Bonn und Babylon) is a transcultural music project with a total of 45 interactive offers, workshops and events. It promotes intercultural encounters and social coexistence in diversity by building musical bridges between the Orient and Occident. The focus is on putting together an ensemble of German and “Oriental” musicians, and practicing integration through music.

27.06.2021 to 27.06.2021

BeethovenVOICES - international voice festival

KulturGut Holzhausen | 33039 Nieheim-Holzhausen

The International Voice Festival VOICES on the listed Holzhausen estate in the district of Höxter is one of the most beautiful, extraordinary and charming music festivals in Germany. An old sheepfold as a stage, international artists and a varied programme have made VOICES famous far beyond the region. The BeethovenVOICES, postponed to the week from 26 June to 4 July 2021, presents a programme completely focused on Beethoven.

26.06.2021 to 04.07.2021

Leonard Bernstein's Poetics

Beethoven-Haus Bonn | 53111 Bonn

Moved to 2021


The focus of this international symposium is on Bernstein's musical poetics and his musical-aesthetic contemplations, which are reflected not only in his writings (explicit poetics), but also in his artistic productions as a composer and interpreter (composer, conductor and pianist), in his music-conveying formats ( Omnibus, Young People's Concerts), and last but not least, in his music films (implicit poetics).

25.06.2021 to 27.06.2021

Beethoven and his Rhenish Musician Colleagues

Beethoven-Haus Bonn | 53111 Bonn

postponed to 25 - 27 June 2021


During his youth in Bonn, the young organist, court musician and composer Beethoven enjoyed a very fruitful musical life that had a decisive influence on him. However, his contemporaries, their musical activities and their compositions remain in the shadow of the great composer. The international conference takes up this desideratum and places Beethoven in new or altered contexts.

25.06.2021 to 27.06.2021

Ludwig van Beethoven. Powerful, Tempestuous, Revolutionary.

Universitätsmuseum Bonn | 53113 Bonn

The great Bonn composer and his symphonies interpreted graphically by visual artists from North America, Latin America and Europe.

17.06.2021 to 19.09.2021
Side programme

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

'Sound and Silence - the sound of silence in contemporary art'

Kunstmuseum Bonn | 53113 Bonn

The exhibition Sound and Silence is dedicated to the theme of silence and stillness in the field of contemporary visual art. The presentation is realised in view of the anniversary of the 250th birthday of Ludwig von Beethoven and takes the progressive process of his deafness as a starting point for the fundamental question of the relationship between sound and silence, the productive and at the same time destructive power of silence and the impossibility of complete silence.

27.05.2021 to 05.09.2021

Beethoven as fuel

Beethoven-Haus Bonn | 53111 Bonn

Special exhibition of the Paul Sacher Foundation.

Daily between 10-18 o'clock


postponed to 2021: 2 May to 30 September 2021

02.05.2021 to 30.09.2021

" Susan Philipsz. The Calling — A sound installation for the Viktoriabad"

Viktoriabad | 53113 Bonn

The Scottish artist, Turner Prize winner and participant in documenta 13 (2012) always works with the interaction of sound and space in her installations, which are developed specifically from the site.

29.04.2021 to 04.07.2021
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