Beethoven is considered one of the greatest composers of all time by classical music lovers around the world. As 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of his birth, his famous symphonic works will form the centrepiece of The Hanover Band’s programmes for the next three years.
Beethoven’s milestone anniversary also coincides with our own 40th anniversary and showcasing his symphonies will be a fitting tribute to our inspirational founder Caroline Brown.
Our Beethoven programme is in three distinct parts:
Nine symphonies – Nine venues – Across the heart of the City of London
The Band has devised an innovative programme for the coming year which will see all of Beethoven’s symphonies played in venues across London over the coming months. The individual halls have been chosen because they are similar to the venues Beethoven would have expected his music to be played in, with more intimate audiences, rather than the vast concert halls of today.
Nurturing performers of the future
Beginning Sept 2019
We are passionate about encouraging younger generations to experience Beethoven and enjoy classical music in general. Working with The University of Chichester and Youth Orchestras around the country, we have created a number of education projects to help younger players develop skills in the historic performance of Beethoven’s works. These projects are designed to pass on technical performance skills, art and passion to young performers of the future.
A week’s festival of Beethoven
Sat 22 – Sat 29 August 2020
During the 2020 Arundel Festival, we will give music lovers the chance to hear Beethoven String Quartets and all nine of Beethoven’s ground breaking symphonies, performed over 4 days, in a week’s long Festival of Beethoven.
As part of the celebrations to commemorate the 250th anniversary of his birth, the acclaimed Consone Quartet and The Hanover Band are performing an innovative programme of Beethoven’s String Quartets and Symphonies, in a week long festival of Beethoven.