Ludwig van Beethoven lived through a turbulent time of incredible societal change. His own life was marked by loss and disability that would have ended most people’s careers. But in the midst of everything he kept on making more: more beauty, more passion, more music. His symphonies, sonatas, concertos and overtures made him a star in his own lifetime and are still among the most performed classical music there is.
2020 is the year of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday. Join us as we celebrate his incredible legacy at the Nashville Symphony’s Beethoven Birthday Bash. Meet 91Classical staff in the lobby before the show on February 21 and 22 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Stop by, say hi, and help us mark a great musical milestone. That night, the orchestra will be playing Beethoven’s third Leonore Overture, his Eroica symphony and, with Barry Douglas, the first piano concerto.
Then stay tuned throughout 2020 as we build to the great composer’s baptism date in December. Why his baptism? Well, to be perfectly honest, because we don’t know his exact birthday. All the more reason to just extend the Beethoven 250 celebration all through the year!