Beethovenfest Bonn 2011
Plaza Cast
Münsterplatz Bonn
SAT 10. SEP 2011, 3 p.m.
The Fest­iv­al’s very first live trans­mis­sion of a con­cert from the Beeth­oven Hall to a large screen in the Old Town of Bonn took place in 2007. Bernhard Fleis­cher Mov­ing Im­ages is proud to sup­port the Beeth­oven­fest Bonn once again. The fol­low­ing list com­prises the screen­ings in the last years:

2007: Gust­avo Du­damel & The Si­mon Bolivar Youth Or­ches­tra of Venezuela

2008: Kurt Mas­ur & Or­chestre Na­tion­al de France

2009: Paavo Järvi & Deutsche Kam­mer-phil­har­monie Bre­men

2010: Sol Ga­betta & Paavo Järvi & Deutsche Kam­merphil­har­monie
This year’s con­cert presen­ted on a large screen was called ‘Fate­ful’: Hélène Grim­aud re­turned to Bonn to play Beeth­oven’s pi­ano con­certo no. 4 to­geth­er with the Pitt­s­burgh Sym­phony Or­ches­tra un­der its mu­sic dir­ect­or Man­fred Ho­neck. This most lyr­ic­al of Beeth­oven’s five pi­ano con­cer­tos, which places un­usu­al de­mands on the so­loist, fol­lows Tchaikovsky’s sym­phony no. 5, com­posed in just a few weeks in 1888. Like Beeth­oven’s Fifth it fo­cuses on the battle against fate as a secret pro­gramme.
Lud­wig van Beeth­oven
Con­certo for pi­ano and or­ches­tra No. 4 in G ma­jor op. 58

Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky
Sym­phony No. 5 in E minor op. 64

Hélène Grim­aud, pi­ano
Pitt­s­burgh Sym­phony Or­ches­tra
Man­fred Ho­neck, con­duct­or