On the occasion of Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday we reach out to artists from all over the world!
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"Beethoven believed in an ideal of brotherhood among the nations. This ideal has never been more relevant than now. Ecology – the humanism of the 21st century – encourages us to rethink our frontiers."
"The relationship of mankind and nature is ambivalent. The Beethoven Pastoral Project provides an ocassion to reflect on these questions."
„The Beethoven Pastoral Project, an initiative of artists and activists, will use the power of music and an iconic global genius to mobilize leaders and public alike. I wish the project well.“
Lord Mayor of the City of Bonn
„On the occasion of the 2020 Beethoven Jubilee, we, the people of Bonn, wish to draw from our valuable heritage and advocate for a harmonious relationship between man and nature.“
Ricky believes that the powerful, emotive medium of music can be the catalyst to convert mere awareness to action.
Far from the world’s traditional concert halls, Paul Barton plays Beethoven on an upright piano for powerful and sometimes dangerous elephants in a jungle sanctuary in Thailand.
Most of the messages reaching us about environmental degradation and climate change have a looming, threatening rhetoric. Rising greenhouse gas emissions are melting glaciers, the world is experiencing mass extinctions, and extreme meteorological events linked to climate change are hitting communities throughout the world. It is not difficult to understand how people can become saturated […]
The Beethoven Pastoral Project is delighted to welcome “on board” Quatuor Ebene, one of the world’s leading string quartets and Ambassadors for the Beethoven 250th Jubilee.