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Dialogue: Why Beethoven?

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This year marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, and music lovers around the world are celebrating the milestone. On this edition of Dialogue, host Brandon Hollingsworth asks his guests how Beethoven became synonymous with classical music in the public eye, and why his legacy is so large. The group will also discuss how music organizations are changing concert programming and hiring practices to include more people of color.

Our panelists are Lisa Muci Eckhoff (Oak Ridge Civic Music Association), Aram Demirjian (Knoxville Symphony Orchestra) and Garrett McQueen (host of the podcast Trilloquy).