13:00 Bonn Symphony No. 1 in C major, op. 21

14:00 Dublin Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 36

15:00 Helsinki Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, op. 55

16:00 Luxembourg Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, op. 60

17:00 Prague Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67

18:00 Lugano Symphony No. 6 in F major, op. 68

19:00 Delphi Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92

20:15 Strasbourg Symphony No. 8 in F major, op. 93

21:00 Vienna Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125

Ludwig van Beethoven's nine symphonies are amongst the most important monuments in the history of music. The significance of the works lies not only in the perfect form of their composition, but equally in their range of universal messages. Per aspera ad astra [through adversity to the stars], Beethoven takes us through the darkest hours of human history, until in the Finale he formulates glowing visions for a better future. In honour of his œuvre, a special project was planned for 2020: all nine symphonies to be performed consecutively in nine different European countries – as a symbol of a united Europe. The culture channel ARTE is now staging the event. A particular highlight is Symphony no. 7, broadcast from Delphi, with Teodor Currentzis and musicAeterna. Sasha Waltz will choreograph a new work for the »apotheosis of the dance«, which at the same time sets the mood for the guest performance by her company: in the splendid baroque setting of the Court of Honour of the Palace, Sasha Waltz & Guests will perform as part of the »Dialogues« project.

dates and tickets


6 Jun



Digital Stage
»All nine symphonies from nine different European countries«