A virtual event adressing a global problem
We had to change plans.
On 5 June, the United Nations World Environment Day, artists from all over the world were supposed to make their statement for climate protection in the spirit of Beethoven's Sixth Symphony, the "Pastoral". More than 250 artists and orchestras take part in the Beethoven Pastoral Project. And the individual projects are as varied as the origins of the participants.
But then the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic made physical performances, discussions and events impossible. This is why we decided to make the Beethoven Pastoral Project as an online event - live from Beethoven's birthplace, the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn.
What to expect on Beethoven Pastoral Day
Pastoral Day presented by Robin Merrill
Having spent most of his life as a musician being interviewed by journalists, Robin Merrill finds it fascinating to stand on the other side of the microphone.
Live Talk with UN Climate Change's Patricia Espinosa
UN Climate Change's Executive Secretary will join us at the Beethoven-Haus Bonn
Live on Stage: Star Violinist Daniel Hope
Being one of the world's leading violinist, Daniel Hope talks about artists' responisbility for a sustainable future – and plays music that embodies the Pastoral mission.
Message from ICLEI President Ashok Sridharan
ICLEI is a global network of cities, which want to change for a sustainable future.
Beethoven loved Nature.
We love it, too!
On the occasion of Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday we reach out to artists from all over the world! In hist Sixth Symphony, the composer set the relationship between mankind and Nature to music. He couldn't foresee, that this relationships changed profoundly in the coming decades. In the spirit of the "Pastoral Symphony" we send out a strong message for environmental protection and a sustainable way of life.
Ready to find out more?
We are a global network of artists devoting their art to humanity and Nature. Get to know the Beethoven Pastoral Participants from all across the globe.