It starts with a live broadcast from the arcade courtyard of the Electoral Palace in Bonnwhere Beethoven was born. The British conductor Daniel Harding leads the Mahler Chamber Orchestra through Symphony No. 1 (from 1 p.m.). It goes on with Dublin (14 o’clock), Helsinki (3pm), Luxembourg (4 p.m.), Prague (17 o’clock), Lugano (6 p.m.), Delphi (7 p.m.; with Teodor Currentzis) and Strasbourg (8.15 p.m.). The final concert (9 p.m.; can also be seen on ORFIII) comes off Wien, live from Belvedere Palace: The Vienna Symphony Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony under the direction of Karina Canellakis. The soloists are Camilla Nylund, Piotr Beczala and Ryan Speedo Green.
The detailed program of the Beethoven focus is available online at arte.tv.