Vox populi: a festival for Bonn


Sat 9.9.2017, 12 p.m., 2017-9-9T12:00 Marktplatz

Vox populi: a festival for Bonn

The complete program can be found here.

More information on the opening weekend VIP lounge.


The celebrations aren’t confined to the concert hall: this year the Beethovenfest will open its season with a grand three-day open-air festival. All Bonn residents and visitors are cordially invited to take part. Friday evening, there will be a live screening of the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra concert with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra. On Saturday, more than 1000 of the city’s schoolchildren will convene on six stages, transforming the city centre into a gigantic sound-space. The evening will feature a nod to Beethoven: the Ninth, conducted by Herbert von Karajan on the large projection screen in front of City Hall. The celebrations will continue on Sunday at the same spot: public viewing from Bonn’s World Conference Centre, with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra playing colourful Russian music and Beethoven at his very best!

12 am to 6 pm: »Beethoven on stage«
Music students from Bonn on stages in the entire city centre

In cooperation with: Netzwerk Ludwig van B., Bürgern für Beethoven, Ludwig-van-Beethoven-Musikschule Bonn and the Beethoven Orchester Bonn.

7.30 pm: »Die Neunte«
Screening of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9 as performed by the Berlin Philharmonic and Herbert von Karajan in 1986
© Telemondial 1986 – under license from the Karajan® Estate

Additional Information:

»Ludwig und DU«
presentation workshop
More information here.

Picture © Sonja Werner

Picture © Sonja Werner

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