Beethoven 2020 Journey

Coronavirus update

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A message to ticket holders – 27 March 2020

I hope you are all keeping well and managing to stay positive during these crazy times.

As a result of the current lock down we have, with regret, taken the decision to cancel the next two events of our Beethoven Journey: A New Inspiration in April and Patronage in May. We will be issuing refunds to anyone who has bought tickets to these two events (including partial refunds to bundle ticket holders) from Monday 13 April. While we are sad not to be able to share the next steps of Beethoven’s extraordinary journey with you, it is clear that we all have to come together (metaphorically speaking!) to tackle this crisis, with the hope of being able to return to some kind of normal soon.

Also, as we are not yet sure how long this lockdown will last, we are temporarily suspending ticket sales for all the remaining events of this year’s Beethoven Journey. This is not a decision we have taken lightly, and we have our fingers crossed that we will be able to put tickets back on sale soon, but only when it is safe and responsible to do so.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and keep you updated on our plans. In the meantime here is a little gift from us to you – a playlist of Beethoven’s groundbreaking 3rd Symphony, Eroica, to help you tap into your inner hero during these troubling times!

Thank you to everyone who has chosen to support us this year – with any luck we will be able to welcome you to a TLO event in the near future.

Stay safe and look after each other.

Nicholas Little

Founder and Artistic Director

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A New Inspiration (Cancelled)

23 - 25 April 2020, York Hall

Event cancelled due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Patronage (Cancelled)

14 - 16 May 2020, Porchester Hall

Event cancelled due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

"Thus Fate Knocks at the Door..."

11 - 13 June 2020, York Hall

Beethoven’s 5th Symphony features one of the most famous introductions to any piece of classical music ever. Here we explore the significance of those opening notes and what they meant to Beethoven 10 years on from the onset of his deafness.

Painting with Music

16 - 18 July 2020, Battersea Arts Centre

Throughout a life filled with emotional despair and physical afflictions, Beethoven was never happier than when he was away from the city and strolling through the countryside.

Immortal Beloved

17 - 19 September 2020, Alexandra Palace

As Beethoven’s mastery of music goes from strength to strength, his search for love becomes increasingly futile.

The Dance of Decadence Ball

23 & 24 October 2020, Royal Horticultural Halls

With the defeat of Napoleon, Beethoven’s Vienna is transformed into a whirlwind of balls, banquets and entertainment as the powers of Europe negotiate the future of Europe. During this historical moment Beethoven’s fame and success reach their zenith.

Down but not Out

13 & 14 November 2020, Battersea Arts Centre

After 8 years of white hot creativity, Beethoven’s creative output slows considerably as his struggles with love, money and his health take their toll.

Ode to Joy

11 & 12 December 2020, Royal Horticultural Halls

Beethoven’s final symphony is one of the crowning achievements of his remarkable life and the full expression of the spiritual values he grew up with and carried with him throughout his life.


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Absolutely wonderful! Thank you for a spectacular performance.

Thank you for bringing the stories to life this evening. It was lovely!

Maddie + Seb
An absolutely gorgeous evening! Fun, informative + glorious music...and flapjack ;)

Hannah & Richard
Thank you for a wonderful evening of music, an amazing ambience!

Lauren & Carl
This is clever, absorbing, fun and relaxing. All good. Well done. We will be back.

Great to see the musicians up close and hear the explanations from the conductor!

Mike and Roxy
Yet again you guys nailed it. You demystify classical music for the common man. That is an art in itself.