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The Beethoven Project

Immerse yourself in the music of one of history’s most radical artists, Beethoven. Covering rarities and more familiar works, the Beethoven Project will expand your appreciation and your excitement about this groundbreaking music.

Presenting Sponsor
Beethoven Project

Additional Support


Take it Home! New Album Release

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 BUY NOW!Michael Tilson Thomas and the Grammy award-winning San Francisco Symphony and Chorus release an all-new recording of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, which culminates in the Ode, “To Joy.”



Learn More about the Music Online

SFS program note writers illuminate the works of Beethoven and the experience of listening and performing:

Listening to Beethoven by Sir John Russell and Michael Steinberg

Rehearsing Beethoven's Cantata by SFS Chorus Manager Elaine Robertson

A Beethoven Trivia Quiz by Larry Rothe

Beethoven's Guide to Being Human by Larry Rothe