The Beethoven Orchester Bonn is a German symphony orchestra based in Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia. It dates back to 1907, when the town of Bonn signed a contract with the Philharmonische Orchester Koblenz from Koblenz and its Kapellmeister, to serve Bonn. It was the first professional orchestra in Bonn since the court chapel had been dissolved in 1794. It was first named Städtisches Orchester Bonn (Municipal orchestra Bonn), from 1963 Orchester der Beethovenhalle Bonn (Orchestra of the Beethovenhalle Bonn), and from 2003 Beethoven Orchester Bonn.
As of 2017, the orchestra has around 100 players, performing each year some 115 performances at the Bonn Opera including all premieres, 40 concerts in Bonn, mostly in the Beethovenhalle, and guest concerts in Germany and abroad.
In 2013, the orchestra performed an instrumental version of Jig Of Life together with 5 percussionists, with Christopher Sprenger conducting. The arrangement for orchestra was made by Michael Barfuß.
- Beethoven Orchester Bonn. Wikipedia, retrieved 7 October 2018.
- Jig of Life - Die 5 Percussionisten und das Beethovenorchester. YouTube, retrieved 7 October 2018.