The Bonn Beethoven Orchestra is one of the most important ambassadors of Bonn's culture, and is among the finest cultural orchestras in Germany. It also successfully promotes the city's musical image through regular tours abroad. The symphony orchestra performs important artistic functions at the annual Beethovenfest, and is the orchestra of Bonn's famous Opera House. Detailed information on the Bonn Beethoven Orchestra can be found here
Every year in the autumn, between the end of August and the beginning of October, Beethoven's native city of Bonn celebrates the Beethoven Festival (Beethovenfest), welcoming top international orchestras, well-known soloists, major ensembles, and promising young performers. Beethovenfest Bonn organisers feel a responsibility to contribute to the shaping of the repertoire of the 21st century; every year it commissions new works. The Beethovenfest is innovative in its approach to Beethoven and his oeuvre, seeking to promote new ways to confront the composer and his work. The tradition of the Beethovenfest in Bonn goes back to the year 1845, when a three-day long music festival to dedicate the Beethoven monument took place in the Münsterplatz on the occasion of the composer's 75th birthday.
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