Stand with Arts and Nature!

Join our livestream event from the Beethoven-Haus Bonn on June 5, 5pm (CEST)

Live interviews with violinist Daniel Hope, conductor Dirk Kaftan and Patricia Espinosa from UN Climate Change

World premiere of "Sound of Nature", the official movie about the Beethoven Pastoral Project by DW 

Live music and statements by Pastoral Participants from around the world.

Live and on-demand.

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.

Countdown to Beethoven Pastoral Day 2020!


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!


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.

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