When: 8th Feb – 16th May 2020
Where: Southbank Centre
A year-long celebration of Beethoven`s 250th birthday in 2020: The composer who penned the four most recognisable notes in the history of music. A true artist: dishevelled, volatile and unlucky in love – but a great believer in humanity. A genius who wrote some of his greatest works after he lost his hearing. You know the Beethoven myth, now discover and rediscover the music in a year-long celebration during 2020, the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Featuring artists including Vladimir Jurowski, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vasily Petrenko, Edward Gardner, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Vilde Frang and Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Marin Alsop, Beethoven 250 lights the touchpaper for concerts that explore Beethoven’s legacy.