Dec 16, 2020
Partner Event: "Beethoven in Beijing"
Virtual Partner Event
Members of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia were invited to an evening of music, film, and fun. Join an exclusive virtual Philadelphia birthday party celebrating Beethoven's 250th, featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra performing Beethoven, special guest appearances, and an exclusive screening of the award-winning "Beethoven in Beijing", followed by Q&A with the filmmakers.
About the Event
Members of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia were invited to participate in an unforgettable evening celebrating Beethoven's 250th birthday through a live stream presentation of #Ludwig250 and "Beethoven in Beijing."
About the Film
Beethoven in Beijing starts with a forgotten moment, when an American president wrangled an invitation to have his favorite orchestra visit communist China. This award-winning documentary, produced by History Making Productions, vividly recounts the Philadelphia Orchestra’s breakthrough 1973 tour of China—the first American orchestra to visit the People’s Republic—and reveals the astounding resurgence of classical music there today. The film, a short musical performance by the Orchestra, several guest appearances, and Q & A with the filmmakers will be part of the birthday celebration of Beethoven's 250th.