GMD Dirk Kaftan
On February 27, 2021, Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), appointed the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn (BOB) as a »United Nations Climate Change Goodwill Ambassador« at Deutsche Telekom AG’s corporate headquarters in Bonn in the presence of Lord Mayor Katja Dörner and General Music Director of the City of Bonn, Dirk Kaftan.
The certificate was presented on the sidelines of a recording of Beethoven’s 6th Symphony, the so-called »Pastoral«. The symphony is considered an expression of Beethoven’s love of nature: praise of creation and at the same time a call to preserve and protect it.
Katja Dörner, Oberbürgermeisterin der Stadt Bonn
You can find the video of the press conference from 27.02.2021 →here
You can find the complete press release of 17.02.2021 →here
You can find the complete press release of 21.01.2022→here
WDR Interview with Dirk Kaftan 24.01.2021 you can find → here
Join members of the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn and its music director, Dirk Kaftan, for a special „pandemic version“ of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 »Pastorale« (La Redoute Bad Godesberg May 2020) →here
You can find the video of the 6th symphony »Pastorale« by Ludwig van Beethoven (production from 27.02.2021) →here
Dirk Kaftan in our musical talk show about sustainability (05.06.2020)
You can find the 17 goals of sustainable development →here
You can find the podcast about our role as UN Climate Ambassadors and the topic of sustainability →here
More informationen: →www.unfccc.int