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Beethoven Celebration

He rouses our spirits, moves us to tears, and inspires our most profound thoughts. Revolutionary, seminal, colossal—he is without challenge the face of Western music. To mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Carnegie Hall presents one of the largest explorations of the great master’s music in our time.

Artists include: Evgeny Kissin | Sir John Eliot Gardiner with the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique | Quatuor Ebène | Yannick Nézet-Séguin with The Philadelphia Orchestra | Emanuel Ax | Leonidas Kavakos | Yo-Yo Ma | Yefim Bronfman | Anne-Sophie Mutter | Mitsuko Uchida | The Cleveland Orchestra | Maurizio Pollini | Kristian Bezuidenhout | Sir András Schiff

All Together: A Global Ode to Joy

“All Together” in orange script, with “A Global Ode to Joy” in white on a purple background
All Together: A Global Ode to Joy
Led by visionary conductor Marin Alsop, All Together reimagines Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony as a 21st-century call for unity, justice, and empowerment.

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Portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven when composing the Missa solemnis, 1820, by Joseph Karl Stieler, Beethoven-Haus, Bonn.
Take a Symphonic Journey with Beethoven
Mix and match your way through the symphonies or take all nine with both orchestras and join us for the complete symphonic journey.
18th Century Piano
Beethoven’s Revolutionary Piano Sonatas
Rediscover your favorite piano sonatas and explore new musical moments.
Listen on Apple Music
Apple Music celebrates Beethoven with exclusive recordings, videos, playlists, radio stations, and more.


Festival Partners

Apple Music
Brooklyn Institute for Social Research
Columbia University
The Joyce Theater
Mark Morris Dance Group
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Morgan Library & Museum

National Black Theatre
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Orchestra of St. Luke’s
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

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Lead support for the Beethoven Celebration is provided by The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund.

National Endowment for the Arts: arts.gov

Public support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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