Minnesota Beethoven Festival

Website: http://www.mnbeethovenfestival.org

Winona welcomes world renowned artists

The Minnesota Beethoven Festival is an annual, three-week classical music festival in Winona, presenting nationally and internationally recognized artists in performance each summer.

Since 2007, the Minnesota Beethoven Festival has celebrated the music and legacy of Ludwig van Beethoven, in an unequaled environment of performance, discovery, and community, nestled in the quaint bluffs of southeast Minnesota.

Masters like Yo-Yo Ma, the Vienna Boys Choir and the Minnesota Orchestra have all paid homage to Beethoven in this premiere festival, which transforms Winona into a classical music Mecca each summer.

See calendar, details and ticket information: Minnesota Beethoven Festival

2019 Minnesota Beethoven Festival Concerts

June 30: Joshua Bell, violin

July 2 & 3: Olivier Latry, organ

July 7: Adam Golka, piano

July 9: Manhattan Chamber Players

July 11: Julian Bliss, clarinet

July 14: Yekwon Sunwoo, piano

July 16: Venice Baroque Orchestra

July 18 & 19: Parker String Quartet

July 21: Minnesota Orchestra


Festival favorite Joshua Bell returns to Winona next summer to open the 2019 season, which runs from June 30 to July 21. Other guest artists performing during the Minnesota Beethoven Festival’s thirteenth season include clarinetist Julian Bliss, the Venice Baroque Orchestra, the Parker Quartet, and 2017 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo. The season also features the return of the Manhattan Chamber Players and a finale performance by the Minnesota Orchestra on July 21. Olivier Latry, celebrated organist of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, will perform two recitals on July 2 and 3 at Central Lutheran Church.

“We are thrilled to welcome our friend Joshua Bell and the terrific Manhattan Chamber Players back this year as we continue the tradition of bringing a mix of returning performers and electrifying new artists to Winona,” says Artistic & Managing Director Ned Kirk. “With the Beethoven Festival’s first solo clarinet and organ concerts, the thirteenth season promises to be one of our most exciting yet!”

Season ticket packages for 2019 Minnesota Beethoven Festival concerts will go on sale to the general public on April 23, 2019.  For the first time, the Festival is offering “choose-your-own” subscriptions packages. Patrons will be able to select six, seven, eight, or all nine concerts from the season and create a custom package to fit their needs. Before packages go on sale to the general public, current season subscribers will also have the opportunities to renew their subscription and to keep same seats they purchased in 2018.

Choose-Your-Own Subscription Packages:

9-Concert Series: $200 (includes all 9 concerts)

8-Concert Series: $180 (choose any 8 concerts)

7-Concert Series: $160 (choose any 7 concerts)

6-Concert Series: $140 (choose any 6 concerts)

Tickets will be sold online, by phone (7 days a week), and at the concerts. All tickets remaining after Festival subscription package orders have been filled will become available to the general public on May 14, 2019 for $25 each. Tickets and more information will be available at mnbeethovenfestival.org.


Phone: (507) 474-9055

PO Box 1143