RTÉ has partnered with ARTE, the European culture channel, for Beethoven – The European Tour: Nine Symphonies, Nine Cities, a broadcast of all nine Beethoven symphonies from nine European cities which includes the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor Jaime Martín performing the Second Symphony and the Coriolan Overture at the National Concert Hall - watch Europe Celebrates Beethoven here via RTÉ Player.

This major celebration of Beethoven in the wake of the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth in 2020 is a collaborative project by ARTE together with its European public partner channels. It features leading orchestras including the Mahler Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Daniel Harding, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra with its new chief conductor Nicholas Collon and the Wiener Symphoniker conducted by Karina Canellakis.

Mary Kennedy

RTE’s participation is part of an ongoing partnership with ARTE which includes the co-production of documentary projects for television, the co-production of Irish arts events for ARTE’s digital performance platform ARTE Concert and a content exchange programme.

Watch Europe Celebrates Beethoven here via RTÉ Player.