In 2020 Bonn celebrates Beethoven's 250th anniversary with a series of concerts and exhibitions. There’s already a logo for the anniversary year. And it was inspired by the writing of Beethoven himself.
From Haydn to Rihm, from Beethoven to Shostakovich and from Mozart to Taneev: the string quartet can be considered the supreme genre of chamber music, maybe of music altogether.
With Bonn the epicenter of the Beethoven anniversary year 2020, the festival in the composer's hometown mounts a calmer, nuanced program in the current season.
A timeless classical music hit, Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" is the inspiration for this year's Beethovenfest in Bonn. It's been performed all over the world and has even been sent into outer space.
Since 2009, young Germans have traveled from Tajikistan to Argentina to take part in the program "kulturweit," the volunteer service of the German UNESCO Commission. The program is now 10 years old. A success story.
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