20 May 2020

Beethoven Matters: Garsington Opera at Home

250 years since his birth, 2020 should have been resounding with Beethoven. But what precisely has made his music endure all these years and how can we celebrate his legacy from lockdown?

Garsington Opera and the Royal Philharmonic Society host a special online event celebrating Beethoven. Join them live on YouTube for an expert panel discussion on why 'Beethoven Matters'.

Beethoven Matters - Tuesday 26 May, 6pm
Jessica Duchen (writer & journalist)
Douglas Boyd (Artistic Director)
David Owen Norris (pianist & academic)
Toby Spence (tenor)
Freya Waley-Cohen (composer)

Amid lively discussion, Toby and David will also perform a little of Beethoven’s music and together they will reflect on Beethoven’s enduring spell over musicians and audiences to this day. The audience at home can join the discussion live and contribute their own questions to the panel.

‘Beethoven Matters’ will be available live (and for streaming any time after that) on Garsington Opera's YouTube channel , where it’s possible to subscribe to discover all of Garsington Opera’s digital offerings.