Beethoven experience

Beethoven27 is a European experience that goes beyond music. In addition to Beethoven concerts in 27 European cities, the calendar also features a Beethoven Experience Day: a 12-hour weekend event consisting of various activities that highlight Beethoven’s life and work.

Explore the events of the Beethoven Experience Day:

Beethoven27 collaborates with artists

Beethoven27 includes two exciting artistic collaborations that examine Beethoven’s music through various disciplines: a theatre piece about deaf and blind American author Helen Keller, and a performance by deaf hip-hop world champion Kassandra Wedel, who dances to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. These two projects question the way we perceive and appreciate music, and highlight the cultural and historical significance of Beethoven for contemporary European citizens.

Beethoven27 inspires through education

To bring visitors closer to Beethoven’s music, Beethoven27 is working together with the Beethoven Haus in Bonn to create an interactive touring exhibition on Beethoven’s life. A visit to the exhibition is the perfect accompaniment to the concert experience, and a way to learn more about Beethoven’s career, struggles, and the genius behind his masterpieces.

A Beethoven Academy will also be held in Germany, where historical experts will immerse the musicians of Le Concert Olympique in the authentic sounds of Beethoven’s music during his lifetime, as well as its impact on the public.

Beethoven 27 connects with a 360° digital approach

Music has the power to connect and transport listeners across cultures, languages, and – with the power of VR – realities. Beethoven27 will record the concerts performed at various European concert halls, and digitise them so they can be re-experienced through virtual and artificial reality. Europeans unable to experience Beethoven’s music live will thus have the opportunity to do so digitally, and help construct a virtual chain of brotherhood with live audiences.

Beethoven27 supports the hearing-impaired

Hearing impairment is one of the most widely overlooked problems in our society, and is the cause of isolation and disconnection, especially among the elderly. Beethoven himself went deaf at the age of 45.

Part of Beethoven27 will be the establishment of an additional large-scale project that also gives hearing-impaired concertgoers the opportunity to enjoy Beethoven's music. Through the provision of various facilities, we aim to create a concert experience that breaks their isolation and fosters connection through the transcendent language of music.

Beethoven experience

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