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Beethoven 250

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.

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Clemens Schuldt, conductor

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3:00 pm
Sun 13 Oct 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 13 Oct 2019
classical music
One of Beethoven’s best? The Philharmonia Orchestra thinks so
One of Beethoven’s best? The Philharmonia Orchestra thinks so
Thomas Zehtmaier, violin

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7:30 pm
Thu 21 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 21 Nov 2019
classical music
classical music
Schubert’s Fifth Symphony and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto unfold with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Schubert’s Fifth Symphony and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto unfold with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Hagen Quartet

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7:30 pm
Mon 02 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 02 Dec 2019
classical music
classical music
It is hard to know what to admire most in the quartet’s playing (The New York Times)
It is hard to know what to admire most in the quartet’s playing (The New York Times)
Jakub Hrůša, conductor

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3:00 pm
Sun 08 Dec 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 08 Dec 2019
classical music
classical music
Worlds of passion and beauty are brought to life by the Philharmonia Orchestra
Worlds of passion and beauty are brought to life by the Philharmonia Orchestra
Beethoven: Symphonies No.2&3

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7:00 pm
Tue 28 Jan 2020
7:00 pm | Tue 28 Jan 2020
classical music
classical music
The composer’s major-key masterpieces save the day with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
The composer’s major-key masterpieces save the day with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Marco Blaauw, trumpeter

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7:30 pm
Sat 08 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 08 Feb 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Masterworks from 1801, 1901 and 2001 open the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision project
Masterworks from 1801, 1901 and 2001 open the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision project
Vasily Petrenko, conductor

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7:30 pm
Wed 19 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 19 Feb 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Bold works from 1802, 1902 and 2002 continue the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision project
Bold works from 1802, 1902 and 2002 continue the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision...
Gurzenich Orchestra performance
7:30 pm
Fri 21 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 21 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
Beethoven’s genius meets contemporary music that continues his his legacy of innovation
Beethoven’s genius meets contemporary music that continues his his legacy of innovation

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7:30 pm
Sat 22 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 22 Feb 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Inspiring works from 1803, 1903 and 2003 continue the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision project
Inspiring works from 1803, 1903 and 2003 continue the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision...
Chineke! Orchestra
7:30 pm
Sun 23 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 23 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
An enchanting suite by Coleridge-Taylor leads into Beethoven’s gigantic Seventh Symphony
An enchanting suite by Coleridge-Taylor leads into Beethoven’s gigantic Seventh Symphony

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