Digital Beethoven Fest

Digital Beethoven Fest © Seattle Symphony

Celebrating Beethoven’s 250 birthday with Goethe Pop Up Seattle and Seattle Symphony

Join Goethe Pop Up Seattle and the Seattle Symphony on June 22–26 for the Digital Beethoven Fest, a celebration to commemorate Beethoven’s 250th birthday — featuring hosted panel discussions by Symphony musicians and staff with local artists and composers and special performances by members of the orchestra and partner artists. Though the orchestra cannot gather at Benaroya Hall in Seattle at this time, we invite the public to join in the celebration of Beethoven's legacy and enjoy these free online events and performances.
Throughout the season, Music Director Thomas Dausgaard and the Seattle Symphony have been working in close collaboration with valued partners — the Seattle Symphony Community Youth Chorus, local Native American communities, and Northwest Center and Best Buddies — to bring community members onstage as artists, composers and performers. In recent years, the Symphony has curated community-driven artistic projects to amplify the voices and stories of marginalized populations (past collaborations include Prism Project with youth from Accelerator YMCA; Lost and Found with Path with Art; We Are the Art with Plymouth Housing Group; and Lullaby Project in partnership with Mary’s Place).

All panel discussions will be available through the Symphony’s YouTube channel.

The Beethoven Festival is presented by the Seattle Symphony in partnership with Goethe Pop Up Seattle.
About the Seattle Symphony:
Led by Music Director Thomas Dausgaard, the Seattle Symphony unleashes the power of music, brings people together and lifts the human spirit. Recognized as one of the “most vital American orchestras” (NPR), the Seattle Symphony is internationally acclaimed for its inventive programming, community-minded initiatives, and superb recordings on the Seattle Symphony Media label. With a strong commitment to new music and a legacy of over 150 recordings, the orchestra has garnered five Grammy Awards, 26 Grammy nominations, two Emmy Awards and was named Gramophone’s 2018 Orchestra of the Year. The Symphony performs in Benaroya Hall in the heart of downtown Seattle from September through July, reaching over 500,000 people annually through live performances and radio broadcasts.