Experience BeethovenNOW


The Philadelphia Orchestra celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birthday by performing his symphonies in dialogue with music by composers of today.

From March 12–April 5, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Your Philadelphia Orchestra will re-state classical music’s most known and beloved works, the nine symphonies of Beethoven, in contemporary context.

Over four fascinating weeks, these performances will feature world premiere works from Composer-in-Residence Gabriela Lena Frank and three of today’s most compelling composers—Iman Habibi, Jessica Hunt, and Carlos Simon — that ask you to reconsider Beethoven with new possibilities for insight and understanding.

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Due to rapidly evolving developments, and in accordance with the City of Philadelphia’s recommendation that all large gatherings be suspended to limit community transmission of COVID-19, all scheduled Philadelphia Orchestra rehearsals, performances, and events through May 10, 2020, are cancelled. Learn more