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Beethoven 250

Beethoven 250

Happy Birthday, Beethoven! Legendary composer, Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Germany in 1770, and to celebrate his 250th Birthday year, we will be starting 2020 with a selection of concerts featuring some of his finest works.

One of the most influential composers in classical music, Beethoven’s work is beautiful, unpredictable and filled with emotion and intellect. Heralded as a master of improvisation, he published his first composition at the age of 12, and went on to produce some of the world’s most famous music, despite increasing deafness in his adult years. His work has influenced music and culture far beyond the world of classical music.

Join us to celebrate, and enjoy smaller ensembles paying tribute in our Chamber Music, Close-up and Lunchtime concerts, as well as performances of some of his greatest works, with the full Orchestra.

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  • Music Room

    Close Up Concert

    Alandale Trio

    Schubert 's String Trio B flat, D471, Kodály's Intermezzo, Ernő Dohnányi's Serenade in C major and Beethoven's String Trio in E flat, Op.3, performed by Alandale Trio

  • Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

    Beethoven’s Eroica

    Beethoven's Prometheus (excerpts), Mozart's Bassoon Concerto and Beethoven's Symphony No.3 ‘Eroica’, conducted by Andrew Manze with bassonist Nina Ashton.

  • Music Room

    Lunchtime Concert

    Pixels Ensemble

    Beethoven's Piano Sonata in F minor, Op.2 No.1 and Piano Trio in E flat, Op.1 No.1 performed by Pixels Ensemble

  • Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

    Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

    Rossini's Overture, William Tell, Williams' The Lark Ascending, songs by Schubert and Beethoven's Symphony No.6 ‘Pastoral’ conducted by Vasily Petrenk...

  • Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

    Beethoven’s Fifth

    Prokofiev's Suite, The Love for Three Oranges, Kenneth Hesketh's Uncoiling the River and Beethoven's Symphony No.5 conducted by Vasily Petrenko with pianist Clare Hammond.

  • St George's Hall Concert Room

    Chamber Music

    Kuss Quartet

    Berlin-based Kuss Quartet perform the works of Beethoven and György Kurtág

  • Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

    Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto

    Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 ‘Emperor’ and Bruckner's Symphony No.4 ‘Romantic’ conducted by Andrew Manze with pianist Yeol Eum Son.

  • Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

    Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

    Beethoven's Symphony No.4 and Missa Solemnis conducted by Andrew Manze with soprano Sarah Wegener, mezzo-soprano Marianne Beate Kielland, tenor Steve Davislim and bass Christopher...

  • Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

    Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Company

    Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra...

    Works of Beethoven, Fauré, Mahler and Copland, performed by Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra with cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

  • Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

    Chamber Music

    Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason

    Beethoven's Cello Sonata No.4 in C major, Lutosławski's Grave, Barber's Sonata for Cello and Piano and Rachmaninov's Sonata for Cello and Piano.

  • Music Room

    Lunchtime Concert

    Ensemble of St Luke’s

    Beethoven's String Quartet in F, Op.59 No.1 ‘Razumovsky’ and Puccini's Crisantemi, performed by Ensemble of St Luke's.

  • St George's Hall Concert Room

    Chamber Music

    Queyras Trio

    Beethoven's String Trios Op.9, Nos.1, 2 and 3.

  • Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

    Ode to Joy

    Brahms' Nänie , Wagner Act I Prelude from Parsifal, Beethoven's Symphony No.9 ‘Choral’ conducted by Nathalie Stutzmann.

  • Music Room

    Lunchtime Concert

    Old St Paul’s Trio

    Beethoven's Clarinet Trio in B flat, Op.11 and Bruch's Eight Pieces, Op.83 performed by Old St Paul’s Trio

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