Uniting the world through the music of Beethoven

Between 2024 and 2027, the Beethoven orchestra Le Concert Olympique, under direction of Jan Caeyers, will revive 27 key works by Beethoven in the 27 EU countries, connecting at least 27,000 visitors in prestigious concert halls all over Europe. 

But, Beethoven27 also wants to step outside Europe’s borders to spread a universal message of peace throughout the world. In addition to the European tour, Beethoven27 wants to engage one host city in America, Asia or the Middle East to host a ten-day International Beethoven Festival X (name of country or city) in 2025, 2026 and 2027. 

Musically, we take a journey through Beethoven's work and life, playing the early Beethoven works in 2025, his mature music in 2026 and his late compositions from his deaf period, including the iconic Ninth Symphony and the Missa Solemnis, in 2027. 

PROGRAMME BEETHOVEN27

BEETHOVEN TOUR

A journey through Europe and Beethoven’s life.

Beethoven27 unites the 27 EU member states through 27 key works by Beethoven, performed in various EU cities and led by conductor and Beethoven expert Jan Caeyers.

BEETHOVEN EXPERIENCE

A platform for art and education

View Beethoven’s life and works through a completely different lens, from Beethoven masterclasses and dance performances to concerts for the hearing-impaired.

BEETHOVEN LEGACY

Documenting the musical process

Beethoven27 not only performs Beethoven’s work, but captures its legacy for future generations through recordings, biographies, and visual media.

THE DRIVING FORCES BEHIND BEETHOVEN27

Orchestra

Le Concert Olympique is an internationally renowned Beethoven orchestra: a diverse ensemble of musicians that performs at world-class level.

Conductor

Jan Caeyers is a conductor, musicologist, Beethoven expert and biographer. He is the founder of Beethoven27 and spearheads the sociocultural project.

Soloist

Kit Armstrong is one of today’s leading musicians. A child prodigy himself, like Beethoven he is both a piano virtuoso and a prolific composer.

Choir

The Arnold Schoenberg Choir is an award-winning choir from Austria: a multifaceted vocal group unrivalled in its crystal-clear choral sound.

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