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  • May. 3, 2019

    Los Angeles Philharmonic hosts exhibition
    celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday

    May 17-26, BP Hall

    Supported by DHL and Beethoven-Haus Bonn

    Los Angeles, CA (May 3, 2019) – The Los Angeles Philharmonic announced today details of the exhibition BTHVN on Tour, which will be on display in BP Hall at Walt Disney Concert Hall from May 17-26 during the orchestra’s Beethoven concerts. The exhibit was developed by DHL and Beethoven-Haus Bonn in preparation for the upcoming Beethoven year, 2020, when the anniversary of the composer’s 250th birthday will be celebrated. Walt Disney Concert Hall will be the first international stop in a global tour designed to give an insight into Beethoven’s life, work, and influence and will include unique exhibits from the Beethoven-Haus Bonn collection.

    The mobile exhibition consists of eight modules covering the composer’s life and work, with a strong emphasis on multimedia and interactive elements. Many of the featured original objects will be shown internationally for the first time, including an ear trumpet used by the composer and an original print from Andy Warhol’s Beethoven series produced in 1987. Items unique to Los Angeles will include Beethoven’s viola. Alongside the exhibition and the concerts, pre-concert lectures will be available to ticket holders that will feature unique elements related to BTHVN on Tour. The lectures on May 17, 18, and 19 will feature demonstrations of Beethoven’s viola. 

    The BTHVN on Tour exhibition is free and open daily; please visit The Music Center for the schedule. The exhibit reopens 90 minutes prior to performances and is available to ticket holders only before the concert and during intermission. Performance tickets are available at, in person at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, or by phone at 323 850 2000.


    The Beethoven concert programs are as follows:

    Friday, May 17, 2019, 8pm
    Sunday, May 19, 2019, 2pm
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Lang Lang, piano

    BEETHOVEN   Egmont Overture
    HAYDN            Symphony No. 104, “London”
    BEETHOVEN   Piano Concerto No. 2

    Saturday, May 18, 2019, 8pm
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Beatrice Rana, piano
    Conrad Tao, piano

    BEETHOVEN   Egmont Overture
    BEETHOVEN   Piano Concerto No. 1 
               Conrad Tao
    BEETHOVEN   Piano Concerto No. 3
               Beatrice Rana

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 8pm
    Chamber Music Series
    Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

    BEETHOVEN   String Trio in D, Op. 9, No. 2
    BEETHOVEN   Serenade in D major for String Trio, Op. 8
    BEETHOVEN   Septet in E-flat, Op. 20

    Thursday, May 23, 2019, 8pm
    Friday, May 24, 2019, 8pm
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Yulianna Avdeeva, piano
    Javier Perianes, piano

    BEETHOVEN   Piano Concerto No. 4
               Yulianna Avdeeva
    BEETHOVEN   Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
               Javier Perianes

    Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 8pm
    Sunday May 26, 2019, at 2pm
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Ailyn Pérez, soprano
    Anna Larsson, mezzo-soprano
    David Portillo, tenor
    Matthias Goerne, bass-baritone
    Los Angeles Master Chorale
               Grant Gershon, Artistic Director

    BEETHOVEN   Mass in C
    HAYDN            “Lord Nelson” Mass

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    LA Phil 100:
    Celebrating 100 years of outstanding musical achievements and looking ahead toward the next century of artistic innovation, the Los Angeles Philharmonic is presenting its Centennial season, LA Phil 100, as a showcase for the extraordinary range of the LA Phil’s artistry and an invitation for everyone to join in envisioning a future that music can help create.

    In addition to featuring the premieres of more than 50 commissioned works and presenting the LA Phil’s largest roster of artistic collaborations, LA Phil 100 incorporates major initiatives developed to invest in the future of young people and ensure that people from all the communities of Los Angeles are embraced. These initiatives include creating a permanent YOLA center, The Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center at Inglewood, designed by Frank Gehry; establishing the LA Phil Resident Fellows Program, which will provide musicians representing or serving historically underrepresented populations with opportunities for professional advancement; inaugurating the “100 for the 100: Be Our Guest” Free Ticket Initiative, which invites thousands of new listeners into Walt Disney Concert Hall; and undertaking a $500 Million Centennial Campaign to fund the future.

    LA Phil:
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres – orchestral, chamber, and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music, and pop – at two of L.A.’s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall ( and the Hollywood Bowl ( The LA Phil’s season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from September through June, and at the Hollywood Bowl throughout the summer. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education, and community programs.

    About BTHVN on Tour:
    Beethoven-Haus Bonn and DHL are excited to reach out to international audiences by presenting a one-of-a-kind Beethoven pop-up exhibition celebrating the 250th anniversary of his birth. It aims to pique curiosity about Beethoven as a radical and visionary artist, even today. For the first time, this unique display will be presented in the U.S. at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Combined with original exhibits from the Beethoven-Haus Bonn collection and true-to-original facsimiles made especially for the tour, the exhibit’s multimedia modules are designed to provide fresh insight into Beethoven’s life, work, and legacy. The exhibit’s world tour runs through next December.

    About Beethoven-Haus Bonn:
    Established in 1889, Beethoven-Haus Bonn is considered the leading center devoted to Ludwig van Beethoven. Located at Beethoven’s historic birth-place, the institution owns the world’s most important Beethoven collection and runs a museum with over 100,000 visitors per year, a musicology research department complete with library and publishing house, and the Hermann J. Abs chamber music hall, with its year-round schedule of concerts. Currently serving as president of Beethoven-Haus Bonn is Professor Tabea Zimmermann, the internationally acclaimed viola player, chamber musician and teacher.

    About DHL:
    DHL – The logistics company for the world
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