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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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Musikfest Berlin 2020 | |Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique | Monteverdi Choir | Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Berliner Philharmonie | 10785 Berlin

It overwhelms listeners, mystifies them and causes controversy. Beethoven considered the Missa Solemnis his "greatest and most successful" work. For artists like the pianist Igor Levit, it was the initial experience that drew them to Beethoven. Beethoven himself called it an oratorio, meaning that it was not created for worship. It combines the dramatic with the spiritual, palpable realism with the finest artistic sublimation, and scenic clarity and philosophical wisdom.


Opening concert of Beethovenfestival Bonn 2020 | Beethoven from Bayreuth | 8:00 pm

World Conference Center Bonn | 53113 Bonn


Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125 with the choral finale taken from Friedrich Schiller's “Ode to Joy” (1822–24)



NN, Soloists

Choir of the Bayreuth Festival

Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival

Marek Janowski, Conductor


Beethoven’s piano sonatas

Kammermusiksaal des Beethoven-Hauses Bonn | 53111 Bonn

8:00 pm

Only here: Piano sonata cycle with the Russian pianist Evgeni Koroliov spread over seven Friday evenings from March to October 2020.


Song recital

Galerie D' Hammé | 45468 Mülheim an der Ruhr

Beethoven and love


A real ladies' man?

Beethoven's seductive power lay in his music, especially in his imaginative piano improvisations. Many of his love objects were nobles, a reference to his self-image: he was convinced that he possessed an inner nobility that was equal to any official title. In reality, however, his social rank stood in his way, and official recognition of his love affairs or even marriage was denied him.

04.09.2020 to 04.09.2020
Side programme

All senses for the seventh

Centralstation Darmstadt | 64283 Darmstadt

Multimedia and interactive performance on Beethoven's 7th symphony with action painting, choreography, physical theatre and video art.

04.09.2020 to 04.09.2020

POSTHEROICA by Tanzwerke Vanek Preuß & Ton25

Tanzplatte am Beueler Rheinufer | 53225 Bonn

On the banks of the Rhine in Bonn-Beuel, opposite the Beethovenhalle, contemporary dance meets electronic Beethoven arrangements. POSTHEROICA, the first joint work by Tanzwerke Vanek Preuß and Ton25, will premiere on September 4, 2020 and will initially be shown six times. The BTHVN2020-sponsored production by the ensembles based at the Brotfabrik Cultural Center focuses on the hero myth surrounding Beethoven.

04.09.2020 to 13.09.2020

Bonn International Beethovenfest 2020 »Arise, yes, you shall rise«

various venues |

The annual Beethoven Festival Bonn is one of the highlights of the anniversary year and presents some 60 major concerts with internationally renowned artists.

04.09.2020 to 27.09.2020

Langenberg Festival – Chamber Music between Rhine and Ruhr

Vereinigte Gesellschaft zu Langenberg | 42555 Velbert

The 6th edition of the Langenberg Festival from 3 to 6 September 2020 will offer an artistic reflection on current and important issues inspired by Beethoven's ideals.

The leitmotifs of "love liberty above all else", "Utopia" and the "Soldier’s Tale" form the framework for the experimental and traditional between the “Kreutzer Sonata” and juggling acts.

03.09.2020 to 06.09.2020
Side programme


Theater im Pumpenhaus | 48147 Münster

KLANGZEIT MÜNSTER is a biennial contemporary music festival organized by Münster Society for New Music (Gesellschaft für Neue Musik Münster e.V.) since 2000. The composers Alwynne Pritchard (GB/N) and Huihui Cheng (D/CHN) have each been commissioned to compose two works for the 2020 edition of the KLANGZEIT MÜNSTER festival. They will each explore the concepts of liberty, equality and fraternity in two pieces: one installation and one ensemble.

01.09.2020 to 27.09.2020

"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
Leichte Sprache