Beethoven Busts Out!

01 Jan 2013

Music Past - Present - Future: We herald our 200th Birthday by sending the iconic Philharmonic Society bust of Beethoven out on to the streets of London. Watch out for Beethoven in concert halls around the country during 2013.

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Cathy Graham, Director of Music, British Council: That classical music has a vibrant future is very important to me. Supporting the RPS allows me to play a small part in ensuring this.


An early member of the Society, who played in our first season in 1813, was the Afro-European violinist George Polgreen Bridgetower (1778-1860) – the original dedicatee of Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata.