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27 October 2020

Beethoven Online: HSE University Resumes Saturday Concerts

An online event dedicated to the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven was held as part of HSE University’s A University Open to the City project. The event’s online format made it possible to include not only musical fragments, but also detailed comments from experts. In particular, they discussed whether our current times under the conditions of the pandemic have anything in common with the time in which the great composer lived.

The first musical evenings took place at the Professors’ Club in 2003. The new concert project was called ‘Professors’ Wednesdays’ and has become an integral part of cultural life at the university.

Over the period we have tried out various forms of cultural activities. But the main thing remained unchanged – the remarkable musical events, organized as part of Professors’ Wednesdays for more than a decade. Our gatherings now take place not only at the Professors’ Club, but also at the HSE Cultural Centre.

Our concerts take place not only on Wednesdays: musicians’ tour schedules sometimes force us to change our plans. But the name of the project – Professors’ Wednesdays – remains unchanged, as does the high quality of musicians we attract as guests of the Higher School of Economics.

Entry is free for everyone – students, lecturers and all university staff. If you want to invite one of your friends or family to a concert, please register your guest. Information on registration appears in the concert announcements on the website.

We are always happy to welcome you!