A year-long celebration of Beethoven from January 2020.
In 2020 Southbank Centre welcomes a stellar line-up of musicians, including Vladimir Jurowski, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vasily Petrenko, Ed Gardner, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Vilde Frang and Pierre-Laurent Aimard, to mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.
Concerts include Beethoven rarities and historic recreations alongside famous symphonic works, outstanding chamber concerts and contemporary reflections and reinterpretations of Beethoven’s music.
Following the huge success of its mass participation performance of Bernstein’s Mass in 2018, Southbank Centre is once again partnering with conductor Marin Alsop, Associate Artist, in a new project centred on Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Together with Associate Orchestra National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and over 200 singers and musicians drawn from across London and beyond, they take audiences through a reimagined journey of Beethoven’s masterwork.
Beethoven 250 lights the touchpaper for concerts that explore Beethoven’s legacy. The London Philharmonic Orchestra’s new series 2020 Vision sets out not only to define the sound of the first two decades of our century but also to cast fresh light on the music of Beethoven and the composers who came exactly 100 and 200 years after him. An immersive day of performances, talks and free events by the Philharmonia Orchestra includes a reconstruction of Beethoven’s extraordinary four-hour Akademie concert of 1808, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, plus Pierre-Laurent Aimard explores Beethoven and his influence on later composers.
Look out for further announcements about concerts in Beethoven 250 in autumn 2020.
Look out for series discounts in the ticketing area of selected event pages – add multiple events from the same series to your basket and get discounts of up to 30%. Tickets must be purchased in the same transaction.
Get priority booking for the Classical Season 2019/20 and access to an exclusive Cafe-Bar on the top floor of Royal Festival Hall before or after your concert.
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