Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading postal and logistics company, this year celebrates 10 years as the main sponsor of Beethovenfest Bonn. The parent company of DHL Express concentrates in particular on education and culture at its home base in Germany. With a contract that extends for a further two years, the Group’s support of the festival extends well beyond funding.
Working hand in hand with residents of Bonn and the surrounding region, the company is committed to promoting classical music and its wide range of acoustic pleasures. During a free side programme, held in the Post Tower Lounge, Bonn residents will be able once again to attend 26 different events organised under the Beethovenfest motto, ‘Metamorphoses’.
“In our ever more complex world, we concentrate on continuity while continuously undergoing a process of ‘metamorphosis’ created by innovations,” said Christof Ehrhart, Head of Corporate Communications and Corporate Responsibility at Deutsche Post DHL.
“Both of these elements are reflected in our support of the Beethovenfest: in our continuity as a main sponsor and in the innovative side programme in the Post Tower Lounge. The Beethovenfest is a cultural highlight on the calendar of events in Bonn and is well known far beyond the local region. We are proud to be a part of this festival.”
The programme in the Post Tower Lounge, which extends until 5 October, 2013, ranges from jazz, chamber music, chansons, film and video to international performances by members of the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra and members of the Montepulciano Festival. These events will be complemented by experimental and innovative special performances.
In a reflection of the company’s commitment to young artists, the programme includes the ‘Young Persons’ Stage’ once again. Because seating in the lounge is limited, tickets should be reserved in advance: either by telephone at +49-228-502010 or online at www.bonnticket.de.
In addition to these cultural activities in the Post Tower Lounge, Deutsche Post DHL will also host the open-air event ‘Clear the Stage for Beethoven’ in co-operation with the Beethovenfest Bonn, the organisation Bürger für Beethoven, the Musikschule Bonn and the musical initiative Ludwig van B. On September 28, 2013, young musicians from Bonn schools will perform on various stages in the downtown areas of Bonn and Bad Godesberg.
On September 29, 2013, music lovers will be able to watch a live performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s opera, Fidelio, performed at the Beethovenhalle on a big screen set up at Bonn’s market square, thanks to the support of Deutsche Post DHL.