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Beethoven Festival

Every year in the autumn Beethoven’s native city of Bonn celebrates the Beethovenfest, welcoming top international orchestras, well-known soloist, major ensembles and promising young performers.

The Beethovenfest Bonn feels a responsibility to contribute to the shaping of the repertoire of the 21st century; every year it commissions new works. The Beethovenfest is innovative not just in its commission policy, but also in its approach to Beethoven and his œuvre, seeking to promote new ways to confront the composer and his work.