About the Film
Beethoven in Beijing
Beethoven in Beijing starts with a forgotten moment, when an American president wrangled an invitation to have his favorite orchestra visit communist China. This award-winning documentary, produced by History Making Productions, vividly recounts the Philadelphia Orchestra’s breakthrough 1973 tour of China—the first American orchestra to visit the People’s Republic—and reveals the astounding resurgence of classical music there today. The film, a short musical performance by the Orchestra, several guest appearances and Q & A with the filmmakers will be part of birthday celebration of Beethoven's 250th.
Attendance is FREE and YOU ARE INVITED.
DECEMBER 16th @ 7:30 PM
2020 Finalist for the Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film