The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, led by music director Jaap van Zweden (front centre), is performing the great works of Ludwig van Beethoven during its special ‘Beethoven 250th’ concert series – ending in 2021 – to mark the 250th anniversary of the legendary composer’s birth in 1770. The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, led by music director Jaap van Zweden (front centre), is performing the great works of Ludwig van Beethoven during its special ‘Beethoven 250th’ concert series – ending in 2021 – to mark the 250th anniversary of the legendary composer’s birth in 1770.
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, led by music director Jaap van Zweden (front centre), is performing the great works of Ludwig van Beethoven during its special ‘Beethoven 250th’ concert series – ending in 2021 – to mark the 250th anniversary of the legendary composer’s birth in 1770.

How Beethoven’s personal woes resonate with people today as HK Phil’s Beethoven 250th honours composer

  • Pianists Nobuyuki Tsujii, born blind, and Rachel Cheung, who overcame emotional hurdles, can relate to German who battled depression and increasing deafness
  • HK Phil, led by music director Jaap van Zweden, will perform Beethoven’s most notable works as part of concert series to mark his birth in 1770

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The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, led by music director Jaap van Zweden (front centre), is performing the great works of Ludwig van Beethoven during its special ‘Beethoven 250th’ concert series – ending in 2021 – to mark the 250th anniversary of the legendary composer’s birth in 1770. The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, led by music director Jaap van Zweden (front centre), is performing the great works of Ludwig van Beethoven during its special ‘Beethoven 250th’ concert series – ending in 2021 – to mark the 250th anniversary of the legendary composer’s birth in 1770.
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, led by music director Jaap van Zweden (front centre), is performing the great works of Ludwig van Beethoven during its special ‘Beethoven 250th’ concert series – ending in 2021 – to mark the 250th anniversary of the legendary composer’s birth in 1770.
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