Streaming: Digital Beethoven Fest


The newly announced Digital Beethoven Fest will commemorate Beethoven's 250th birthday with a week-long celebration — running June 22–26, 2020 — featuring hosted panel discussions by Symphony musicians and staff with local artists and composers in addition to special performances. All panel discussions will be available through the Symphony’s YouTube channel. In addition, the Symphony will share special performances by members of the orchestra and partner artists throughout the week. Though the orchestra cannot gather at Benaroya Hall at this time, the Symphony invites the public to join in the celebration of Beethoven's legacy and partake in Digital Beethoven Fest's free online events and performances.


Note: all panel discussions will be hosted by Seattle Symphony Vice President of Artistic Planning Raff Wilson.

Hosted Panel Discussion:
Thomas Dausgaard & Paul Chiyokten Wagner

Monday, June 22, at 2pm PDT

Hosted Panel Discussion:
Angelique Poteat, Megan McCormick & Christine Siegert

Wednesday, June 24, at 2pm PDT

Tiny Clips for Tiny Tots: Beethoven's Birthday
Friday, June 26, at 11am PDT

Hosted Panel Discussion:
Charles Corey & Mary Lynch

Friday, June 26, at 2pm PDT

The Seattle Symphony Beethoven Festival is presented in partnership with Goethe Pop Up Seattle.
Additional support provided by Scan|Design Foundation by Inger and Jens Bruun.


Dates and Tickets

  • 22 Jun (Mon) 2020 2:00PM
  • 24 Jun (Wed) 2020 2:00PM
  • 26 Jun (Fri) 2020 11:00AM
  • 26 Jun (Fri) 2020 2:00PM


Online Event


Community Compositions are supported by a generous grant from the American Orchestras' Futures Fund, a program of the League of American Orchestras made possible by funding from the Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation. Community Compositions are also presented as part of the Seattle Symphony’s New Music WORKS initiative, which is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. New Music WORKS features commissions, concerts and educational activities that use composition as a catalyst for collaboration and engagement in music.