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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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"Nine" - Young Euro Classic CANCELLED

Konzerthaus Berlin | 10117 Berlin

The Beethoven Crescendo

The Federal Youth Orchestra and the World Youth Choir combine Beethoven's "masterpiece" with a world premiere of Tan Dun.


Tan Dun (*1957)

"Nine" (UA)


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

Symphony No. 9, D minor op. 125


Federal Youth Orchestra, World Youth Choir



Iris Hendrickx (soprano)

Jo-Pei Weng (alto)

Xavier Moreno (tenor)

Johannes Schendel (bass)


Conductor: Tan Dun


In cooperation with the Beethovenfest Bonn and Deutsche Welle.


9.30 am Festival service

Augustiner Chorherrenstift Öhningen, Stiftskirche | 78337 Öhningen

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Credo Mass KV 257

Projector orchestra, projector choir,

Conductor Elisabeth Vöhringer


Pastor Stefan Hutterer from Vöhringen leads the mass


7 pm & 8 pm Aris Quartet

Augustiner Chorherrenstift Öhningen Kirchhof | 78337 Öhningen

Joseph Haydn [1732 - 1809]: Streichquartett D-Dur op. 20/4Ludwig van Beethoven [1770 - 1827]: Streichquartett D-Dur op. 20/4Ludwig van Beethoven [1770 - 1827]: Streichquartett F-Dur op. 59/1 "Rasumowsky"

Anna Katharina Wildermuth - Violine

Noëmi Zipperling - Violine

Caspar Vinzens - Viola

Lukas Sieber - Violoncello


Beethoven Picnic Festival Swisttal

Schloss Miel | 53913 Swisttal Miel



We‘re celebrating “Beethoven in nature”! 6 castles, 6 communities, 6 dates. Beethoven was active in many places in the region and gave organ and piano concerts here as a child. This inspired the decision to “bring him back” to the region to mark the anniversary. Spend a laid-back afternoon with the whole family in a historical setting with music by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Concert Format

Höri Music Days Öhningen

Augustiner Chorherrenstift Öhningen Kirchhof | 78337 Öhningen

The classical music festival in the summer at the lake !

07.08.2020 to 16.08.2020

"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

Beethoven’s piano sonatas

Kammermusiksaal des Beethoven-Hauses Bonn | 53111 Bonn

Exclusive: Piano sonata cycle with Russian pianist Evgeni Koroliov.

20.03.2020 to 09.10.2020
Concert Format

Salvador Dalí and Hans Arp. The Birth of Memory

Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck | 53424 Remagen

For the first time, a major exhibition endeavours to show the hitherto unnoticed parallels between the contemporaries Salvador Dalí and Hans Arp. Both artists developed a unique and individual visual language in the Surrealist circle of Paris.

Part of the exhibition is also dedicated to Dalí's fascination with his fellow radical artist Ludwig van Beethoven.

16.02.2020 to 16.08.2020
Leichte Sprache