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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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Stretching the Limits | 8:00 pm

World Conference Center Bonn | 53113 Bonn


Ludwig van Beethoven: Fugue in B-flat major, op. 133 “Great Fugue” (1825), version for string orchestra

Arnold Schönberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra, op. 16 (1949)

Ferruccio Busoni: Piano Concerto with Male Choir in C major, op. 39 BV 247 (1904)



Igor Levit, Piano

Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Antonio Pappano, Conductor



Oper Köln im Staatenhaus | 50679 Köln

Additional performances on: 9 September 2020 and 13 September 2020


Musikfest Berlin 2020 | Igor Levit Plays Beethoven | 32 Piano Sonatas in 8 Events | Concert IV

Berliner Philharmonie | 10785 Berlin

Igor Levit's history with Beethoven began 18 years ago. The then 14-year-old heard Missa Solemnis and was overwhelmed. Shortly thereafter, he studied one of the first Beethoven sonatas and it accompanied him for years. In 2010, he decided to perform and record them all – he had already made headlines with a sensational interpretation of the Diabelli Variations. In 2019 he completed the recording of the sonatas and will be presenting the 32 works within the framework of Musikfest Berlin (Music Festival Berlin) in 2020.


TKKG - Caught in the past

Telekom Forum | 53227 Bonn

TKKG - Caught in the past is an exciting criminal case that forces the young detectives Tim, Karl Klößchen and Gaby to take a virtual journey through time. At the same time the story tells a lot about the fears, worries and hopes of young people during the Corona crisis. The focus is on the phenomenon of the flight from reality into a virtual game world - a tendency that has been intensified by the Corona crisis, but which Michael Ende has already taken up in his novel 'The Neverending Story'.

08.09.2020 to 08.09.2020

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


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

Bach and Beethoven: True art remains eternal

Bach-Museum Leipzig | 04109 Leipzig

Today Beethoven and Bach are among the most famous composers worldwide, but how did it come about? The Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, founded in Leipzig in 1798, provided the decisive basis for this. The exhibition illuminates Leipzig's musical life in the early 19th century and the mutually dependent canonisation of Bach and Beethoven as classics of music. Visitors also learn how the music of Johann Sebastian Bach influenced Beethoven's work.

14.05.2020 to 18.10.2020

Beyond the Sonatas

Kammermusiksaal des Beethoven-Hauses Bonn | 53111 Bonn

Piano series with seven recitals of works by Beethoven for piano beyond his sonatas; played by outstanding pianists of the younger generation, such as Nicholas Angelich.

21.03.2020 to 10.10.2020
Concert Format
Leichte Sprache