Beethoven is taking a break.

For the near future, most events scheduled for Beethoven Rocks Winston-Salem have been postponed or cancelled. With a full schedule through December, we hope that other events can be held in coming months. See the event schedule below for more information.

THE IDEA

2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, which will be recognized with events around the world. Beethoven Rocks Winston-Salem is a communitywide effort that will allow everyone to experience why even today, Beethoven Rocks.

Nearly 30 different area arts organizations are marking the milestone with a series of performances and activities across many different venues and disciplines. Check out the events calendar to learn more.

Mercedes-Benz of Winston-Salem, which is celebrating its 50th year in 2020, is the presenting sponsor for this grassroots collaboration.

THE EVENTS

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March 2020

Gary Taylor’s “Dancing Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Rakowski”

March 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until March 14, 2020

Hanesbrands Theater, 209 Spruce St N
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States

Beethoven may be 250 years old, but his works never felt so contemporary as Gary Taylor explores the intricacies of this amazing epic composer and finds the path to create a dynamic tribute of music and dance with Barbara Lister-Sink as pianist.

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Gary Taylor’s “Dancing Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Rakowski”

March 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until March 14, 2020

Hanesbrands Theater, 209 Spruce St N
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States

Beethoven may be 250 years old, but his works never felt so contemporary as Gary Taylor explores the intricacies of this amazing epic composer and finds the path to create a dynamic tribute of music and dance with Barbara Lister-Sink as pianist.

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Sightreading the Symphonies

March 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mitchell’s Piano Gallery, 1530 Hanes Mall Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC 27103 United States

Dive into some of the greatest masterworks ever written, rich with melody, syncopation, and surprise. We’re all in this together — whatever happens, keep the beat and keep going!

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April 2020

Digital Book Club Discussion

April 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a book club discussion of The Ensemble by Aja Gabel with our Floor Manager, Kate Storhoff, a musicologist. Email Kate@Bookmarksnc.org to register and receive the link.

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Beethoven and Friends on Facebook Live

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Facebook LIVE NC United States

Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata- a 30-minute performance and talk.

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September 2020

Beethoven Lives

September 20 - September 21
Salem College, Hanes Auditorium, Sr4326
Winston_Salem, NC 27101 United States
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October 2020

Big Band Beethoven

October 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Corpening Plaza, 231 1st St W
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101

Camel City Jazz Orchestra and the City of Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a free outdoor concert at Corpening Plaza, featuring original big band arrangements based upon Beethoven’s works. Bring a chair or a picnic blanket, frequent our food and beverage trucks, and hear a new take on Beethoven’s music and influence.

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Fall Lecture, Professor David Levy

October 19 @ 7:30 pm
Byrum Center, Wake Forest, 1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106 United States
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November 2020

Beethoven’s Ninth

November 21 @ 7:30 pm
Stevens Center of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, 405 4th St NW
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States

JoAnn Falleta conducts the UNCSA Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven's 9th Symphony featuring a joint chorus with the UNCSA Cantata Singers and WSSU Singing Rams.

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December 2020

Christmas with Beethoven Piano Concert

December 3 @ 7:00 pm
SECCA Auditorium, 750 Marguerite Drive
Winston-Salem, 27106 United States

A joyful celebration of Christmas and Beethoven featuring Pamela Howland's Beethoven-inspired piano arrangements of beloved Christmas carols, accompanied by a companion video of Wendell Myers' paintings.

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