Beethoven2020 was to have been a year-long festival taking place throughout 2020 to celebrate the achievements of composer Ludwig van Beethoven on the 250th anniversary of his birth.

COVID, of course, put paid to all that!

However, the first concerts to take place in West Road Concert Hall since lockdown, are now confirmed for November 7th. Two concerts by the Lisney Trio will feature the final chamber works of Beethoven. Please see the Events Calendar for details.

The Festival, based in Cambridge, was to have included performances of his music, an academic conference, lectures and talks, exhibitions, film and poetry and new compositions inspired by the music of Beethoven. Never mind ….


Do you want to join in? If you are planning a musical or other event in 2020 that you think could be part of the Festival please get in touch.

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Explore this website to find a calendar of events for 2020 but please come back regularly, as new events will be added throughout the year. Join our mailing list to receive alerts and updates.