In the anniversary year of 2020, as part of the UNESCO International Days programme, Germany is celebrating the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven with the world, with approximately 300 projects under the banner "Rediscover Beethoven". Aside from drawing attention to Beethoven's work, there is a particular goal of strengthening and financially supporting innovative associated artistic projects.
In tandem with the UN Climate Change secretariat (UNFCCC), the Beethoven Pastoral Project has a special focus on climate and environmental protection. By way of Beethoven's Sixth Symphony, artists, civil society, governments, cities and municipalities around the globe are showing their artistic advocacy for climate protection. The project's patron is the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
This Germany-wide event with international visibility is organised by a cooperative coalition. Beethoven Anniversary (Beethoven Jubilaums GmbH) is coordinating it with support from the Federal Government, Land North Rhine-Westphalia, the City of Bonn and the Rhine-Sieg district. Its patron is the President of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The diverse range of events offers musical experiences of many kinds throughout the year: concerts; exhibitions; operatic, dance or theatrical productions; symposia and educational programmes; everything from historical-critical performances to contemporary artistic activities such as concerts for deaf people or remix formats from jazz and world music. A calendar was created for primary schools to teach young schoolchildren about Beethoven and arouse interest in music in general.
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President of the Federal Republic of Germany