2020 marks 250 years since the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven and The Little Orchestra have concocted an intoxicating year-long programme to celebrate the German composer with performances in some of London's historic venues, including Porchester Hall and Alexandra Palace. Each event covers a different aspect of the composer's life with themes such as 'Childhood' and 'Early Years in Vienna', and will feature Beethoven's nine symphonies as well as two interludes exploring some of his works for solo piano and chamber groups.
Chapter two of The Little Orchestra's Beethoven 2020 Journey, Crisis of Despair, charts the great composer's loss of hearing – the event that threatened to steal the very thing that defined him as a man and artist. The concert is taking place at Battersea Arts Centre and true to the orchestra's style, will be a relaxed performance.
Events are all staged in venues specially decorated for the occasion. Audience members can enjoy a bespoke cocktail by Mix & Match or a bite to eat from their themed pop-up food menu created by leading chefs before settling down on a sofa, seat or cushion for the performance. The after party continues at the bar which will be open until just before midnight.
|What||The Little Orchestra: Beethoven’s Crisis of Despair, Battersea Arts Centre|
|Where||Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London, SW11 5TN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Clapham Junction (overground)|
19 Mar 20 – 21 Mar 20, 6:30 PM – 12:00 AM
|Website||Click here for tickets and information|