Beethoven Pastoral Day 2020
What happened 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.
Celebrating Art and Nature with Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony by Google Arts & Culture
The beauty of nature has inspired painters throughout the centuries to create some of their most marvelled at artworks. In celebration of the United Nations World Environment Day 2020, enjoy a selection of masterpieces dwelling in nature’s beauty, enhanced by the musical jewel that is Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony - the composer’s testament to his deeply felt love for nature.
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Pathway to Paris from Montreal
Join the Virtual Festival for Our Planet to hear from a host of incredible musicians, frontline activists, thought leaders, artists and political heroes to collectively to envision the road ahead. As humanity faces an unknown future, we must recognize the fact that we simply cannot go back to business as usual.
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Beethoven Pastoral Day is World Environment Day
June 5 is World Environment Day – the day for environmental action! Since 1974, it has been celebrated every year; engaging governments, businesses, celebrities and citizens to focus their efforts on a pressing environmental issue. This year the theme is “Time for Nature” and the focus is biodiversity, very much in sync with Pastoral Project themes!
Watch WDR Sinfonieorchester and Martin Gruninger play "Tears of Nature" by Pastoral Participant Tan Dun
June 05 only: Tobias Melle's "Pastoral Symphony in Images"
Staatskapelle Berlin performing in the "Gärten der Welt"
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.
Original Compositions played by pianist Susanne Kessel on Themes from the Pastoral Symphony
Beethoven Orchester Bonn performs social-distancing Pastoral
Find out how we tackled our carbon emissions
The Beethoven Pastoral Project is a proud participant of the Climate Neutral Now initiative. We reduce, estimate and compensate.
Driving climate action: the role of musical institutions and leaders
This virtual event brings together representatives from the United Nations, musical conductors, musicians, and thought leaders to share their views on the interaction between the cultural sector, focusing on musical institutions and figures, and the global effort on climate action. What is the role of the musical sector in supporting climate action? What specific actions can musicians and ensembles implement? Listen in to learn more.