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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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21
Aug

Postponed to summer 2021: Rhenish Music Picnic at Homburg Castle: “Following Beethoven’s Footsteps from Flanders to Austria "

Schloss Homburg | 51588 Nümbrecht

The Rhenish music picnics will take place at five castles and palaces in the region from June to August 2020, allowing visitors to listen to Ludwig van Beethoven's melodies in a picturesque atmosphere. The concerts with many different ensembles are accompanied by a picnic that can be enjoyed in the parks and gardens around the castles and palaces.

21.08.2020
19:30
Concert Format
21
Aug

Missa in the cathedral – Special concert 8 pm

The Beethoven Festival Bonn visits Cologne with Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in D minor op. 123. In

this 2020 performance, “Gesang der Jünglinge im Feuerofen” (Song of the Youths), an important early work by composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, will be inserted between the Gloria and the Credo. The work was a significant milestone in the development of electronic music.

 

In cooperation with Rau Foundation.

21.08.2020
Concert
21
Aug

POSTPONED // The "Missa solemnis" in Cologne Cathedral

Kölner Dom | 50667 Köln

The recording and transmission of Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis" from Cologne Cathedral on August 21, 2020 must be cancelled due to the continuing health risks for the musicians involved and the technical teams of WDR/arte. All partners involved in the production are looking for a new date on which the concert can also be performed in the presence of an audience in Cologne Cathedral.

 

A new date will be published in due course.

21.08.2020 to 21.08.2020
21
Aug

B Free

Kottenforst Bonn | 53127 Bonn

And suddenly everything is different. Nothing is the way it was before and nothing will be the same for a long time. In this time of great uncertainty and disorientation, "B free" leads us into the silence of the forest, creates visual and musical events that irritate, touch and amaze us. Encounters that question us about our human nature and our ideas of freedom for tomorrow. Be part of this landscape composition "B free".

21.08.2020 to 21.08.2020
18:00
Performance
17
Aug

BTHVN 250/16

Rathaus Stadt Troisdorf | 53840 Troisdorf

The tragedy of his creeping hearing loss unites the composer Ludwig van Beethoven with all people with hearing impairments and tinnitus. On his 250th birthday, the artistic installation BTHVN 250/16 draws attention to the fact that this community of fate is considerable. 16 percent of the population suffer from hearing loss and ringing in the ears. Some of what we know about Beethoven is easier to explain when we understand what the loss of hearing means for people.

17.08.2020 to 28.08.2020
Side programme
14
Aug

Beethoven Unchangeable

sankt gertrud: kirche + kultur | 50670 Köln

A young woman, Beethoven's muse, walks through today’s world communicating her experiences to Beethoven using a cell phone and tablet. She hopes to move him to compose and send the 10th symphony by describing her experiences. This fantasy is played out with experimental photos of her experiences and a corresponding sound installation. Will she get the symphony? Watch and listen.

14.08.2020 to 30.08.2020
Exhibition
5
Jun

"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
16:00
Exhibition
14
May

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
Exhibition
21
Mar

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
20
Mar

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
Leichte Sprache