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Ludwig van Beethoven News

 
Date Of Birth:
December 16, 1770
Date Of Death:
March 26, 1827 (56)
Birth Place:
Bonn, GERMANY
 
Date of Birth: December 16, 1770
Date of Death: March 26, 1827 (56)

Birth Place: Bonn, GERMANY
48th Istanbul Music Festival Will Be Held Online in September Photo 48th Istanbul Music Festival Will Be Held Online in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2020

Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) with the support of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the 48th Istanbul Music Festival will meet with music lovers virtually between 18 September and 5 October 2020.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center's Virtual BEETHOVEN 2020 Festival Launches Today Photo Saratoga Performing Arts Center's Virtual BEETHOVEN 2020 Festival Launches Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2020

Saratoga Performing Arts Center has announced the continuation of SPAC REIMAGINED with a month-long virtual Beethoven 2020 festival celebrating the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth.

What's Streaming: Classical - Week Of July 27 ��" August 2 Photo What's Streaming: Classical - Week Of July 27 ��" August 2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020

Based in the Rocky Mountain resort city of Sun Valley, Idaho, the Sun Valley Music Festival kicks off its 36th annual Summer Season virtually-offering one-time-only webcasts from July 27 to August 19.

Midsummer's Music 2020 Presents Virtual Season Photo Midsummer's Music 2020 Presents Virtual Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020

Midsummer's Music, whose concerts have been hailed as “exiting, pulse-pounding, and riveting” will present a virtual season of chamber music concerts for 5 weeks starting August 5. 

The Cleveland Orchestra Launches 2nd Set of TCO Classics Concerts Photo The Cleveland Orchestra Launches 2nd Set of TCO Classics Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2020

Today, The Cleveland Orchestra launches its second collection of concert audio recordings on TCO Classics, featuring performances recorded live at Severance Hall during the Orchestra's celebrated Prometheus Project - a festival dedicated to the exploration of Ludwig van Beethoven's music that closed out the ensemble's Centennial Season in 2018

Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival Announces Week Three Programming Photo Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival Announces Week Three Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020

The Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival is a groundbreaking digital series of audio and video streams featuring newly created content being recorded at Tanglewood's Linde Center in July alongside previously recorded material from Tanglewood being released for the first time.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center Unveils SPAC REIMAGINED Video Series Photo Saratoga Performing Arts Center Unveils SPAC REIMAGINED Video Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020

Saratoga Performing Arts Center announces 'SPAC REIMAGINED,' a series of unique, locally-shot dance videos that pay tribute to the 2020 classical season and feature all three of SPAC's resident companies.

On Site Opera Announces Forty Additional Performances of TO MY DISTANT LOVE Photo On Site Opera Announces Forty Additional Performances of TO MY DISTANT LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2020

On Site Opera, New York's pioneering opera company rooted in site-specific storytelling and the immersive experience, will extend To My Distant Love, the world's first telephone-based opera experience with forty additional performances through August 23.

BWW Interview: Hershey Felder of HERSHEY FELDER: BEETHOVEN LIVESTREAM at TheatreWorks Photo BWW Interview: Hershey Felder of HERSHEY FELDER: BEETHOVEN LIVESTREAM at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Brings the Legendary Composer to Life
by Jim Munson - Jul 7, 2020

What better way to spend a summer evening than in the company of artistic genius in the form of iconic composer Ludwig van Beethoven as interpreted by renowned musical theater artist Hershey Felder? On Sunday July 12th at 5pm PDT, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present a livestream of the hit show Hershey Felder: Beethoven, an intimate and theatrical portrait of the legendary composer. Tickets to the livestream are available on TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's website (www.theatreworks.org) with proceeds to benefit TheatreWorks while the Tony-winning regional theatre remains dark due to the Covid pandemic. Inspired by an account of a Viennese doctor who spent his boyhood by the Beethoven's side, this enchanting musical features masterful performances of some of the composer's greatest works, from a?oeMoonlight Sonataa?? to the a?oeNinth Symphonya?? and the a?oeEmperor Concerto.a?? The enormously popular show's 2017 World Premiere still holds TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's box office record to date. BroadwayWorld recently had the pleasure of speaking with Felder from his home in Florence, Italy where he will be performing the livestream. As cicadas whirred in the background (really!), we had a wide-ranging discussion about Beethoven, Felder's relationship with TheatreWorks, the pandemic and the wonders of Florence. In conversation, Felder is an engaging amalgam of seemingly contradictory qualities, at once erudite and folksy, brainy and empathetic, quick with an arcane cultural factoid or a self-deprecating remark, equally expressive of joy and sorrow.

Minnesota Orchestra Announces Full-Orchestra Concert Cancellations and Begins Process Photo Minnesota Orchestra Announces Full-Orchestra Concert Cancellations and Begins Process of Phased Re-Opening
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020

The Minnesota Orchestra announced today the cancellation of all full-Orchestra concerts scheduled to take place inside Orchestra Hall in August and early September 2020, as they are not in compliance with the 'Stay Safe MN' current guidelines for large events in the effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.

HERSHEY FELDER: BEETHOVEN Live From Florence Will Benefit 19 Theatres, Arts Organizat Photo HERSHEY FELDER: BEETHOVEN Live From Florence Will Benefit 19 Theatres, Arts Organizations and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020

Cue a?oeOde to Joya??! Actor, playwright and pianist Hershey Felder's live streaming performance of Hershey Felder: Beethoven from his residence in Florence, Italy on Sunday, July 12 (5 pm PDT/7 pm CDT/8 pm EDT), will donate proceeds from the event to 19 North American theatres, arts organizations, publications and ticket outlets. During the shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, this streaming event will provide one of the few sources of revenue for many of these organizations. 

Houston Symphony to Receive $25,000 Grant Photo Houston Symphony to Receive $25,000 Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $84 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2020. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $25,000 to the Houston Symphony.

Dallas Summer Musicals Presents HERSHEY FELDER: BEETHOVEN, LIVE FROM FLORENCE Photo Dallas Summer Musicals Presents HERSHEY FELDER: BEETHOVEN, LIVE FROM FLORENCE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020

Dallas Summer Musicals announced today that it is one of a select group of U.S. arts organizations participating in the live stream event, Hershey Felder: Beethoven, Live from Florence.

On Site Opera Extends Run of TO MY DISTANT LOVE Photo On Site Opera Extends Run of TO MY DISTANT LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2020

On Site Opera, New York's pioneering opera company rooted in site-specific storytelling and the immersive experience, will extend To My Distant Love, the world's first telephone-based opera experience with sixty additional performances through August 6.

Hershey Felder: Beethoven Will Be Streamed Live From Florence, Italy Benefitting US A Photo Hershey Felder: Beethoven Will Be Streamed Live From Florence, Italy Benefitting US Arts Organizations and Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020

Following the success of Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin: Live from Florence, a live streaming event in May from Felder's residence in Florence, Italy, which raised significant funds for 13 US theatres and arts organizations, actor, playwright and pianist Hershey Felder has created a new arts broadcasting company, Hershey Felder Presents a?" Live from Florence.

TheatreWorks Livestreams Musical Masterpiece HERSHEY FELDER: BEETHOVEN Photo TheatreWorks Livestreams Musical Masterpiece HERSHEY FELDER: BEETHOVEN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2020

Following the success of Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin: Live from Florence, which was streamed across the world in May 2020, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in partnership with Hershey Felder Presents - Live from Florence will offer a special live streaming performance of Hershey Felder: Beethoven, based on the original stage direction by Joel Zwick.

BWW Previews: HERSHEY FELDER'S BEETHOVEN LIVE STREAM & ART CONTEST from Florence, Ita Photo BWW Previews: HERSHEY FELDER'S BEETHOVEN LIVE STREAM & ART CONTEST from Florence, Italy
by Peter Danish - Jun 21, 2020

BWW Previews: HERSHEY FELDER'S BEETHOVEN LIVE STREAM & ART CONTEST from Florence, Italy - with $25,000 cash prize!

HERSHEY FELDER: BEETHOVEN to be Streamed Live From Florence, Italy Photo HERSHEY FELDER: BEETHOVEN to be Streamed Live From Florence, Italy
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020

Following the success of Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin: Live from Florence, a live streaming event in May from Felder's residence in Florence, Italy, which raised significant funds for 13 US theatres and arts organizations, Hershey Felder has created a new arts broadcasting company, Hershey Felder Presents - Live from Florence.

Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts Announces 2020��"21 Season Preview Photo Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts Announces 2020��"21 Season Preview
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2020

San Francisco Opera's 2020 Fall Season Canceled Due to the Health Crisis Photo San Francisco Opera's 2020 Fall Season Canceled Due to the Health Crisis
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2020

San Francisco Opera today announced the difficult decision to cancel its Fall 2020 Season due to the ongoing pandemic.

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