Beethovenfest Bonn: Deutsche Telekom presents inspiring concert evenings
In 2017, we were once again the main sponsor of the Beethovenfest in Bonn, which was inspired by the motto "The Distant Beloved" this time. We sponsored two fascinating concert evenings. On September 30, the Musiciens du Louvre orchestra, conducted by Sébastien Rouland, played works by Joseph Haydn, Hector Berlioz, Charles Gounod and Jacques Offenbach at the World Conference Center Bonn. Another concert evening was presented by Francesco Tristanoon September 16. The pianist combines classical music with techno in his shows. The concert was organized by eight students within the scope of the student manager project of the Young Beethovenfest. The students handled financing and advertising and made sure the concert runs smoothly. Beethovenfest employees assisted the students in all of their responsibilities. 2017 was already the seventh time that Deutsche Telekom has sponsored this project.
Moreover, during the period covered by this report, we held another International Telekom Beethoven Competition for pianists. The competition has been held every other year since 2005. We sponsor young professional pianists and offer them an international forum. We specifically expect of the participants that they imbue their performances with their own interpretations and ideas. The awards were given out in December 2017.
We were also once again a main sponsor of last year's Jazzfest Bonn in May 2017, where we presented a double concert at the sold-out Telekom Forum on May 12. The audience greatly enjoyed the performances by actress Jasmin Tabatabai, accompanied by the David Klein Quartett, and by the jazz/rap group Jazzkantine.