Birdfoot Festival 2023: Play Beethoven with Birdfoot

Birdfoot Festival 2023: Play Beethoven with Birdfoot


A city-wide invitation to play in the Birdfoot Festival, starting with a group rehearsal at the CAC (March 11th) and a performance at the Tree of Life (March 13th). Do you play an instrument listed below and are you interested in coming together with Birdfoot to make music—and maybe even meet new people? Then this explorative pop-up concert is for you.


Music to be played

Beethoven Symphony No. 6 op. 68, ‘Pastoral’

Movement III. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute (Merry Gathering of Country Folk)

Parts and scores

Preparation Tips & Tempo


Flute I & II

Oboe I & II

Clarinet I & II

Bassoon I & II

Trumpet I & II

Horn I & II

Violin I & II




* If your instrument is not listed here, but you think that one of the above parts will work on your instrument, please get in touch with us!



March 11 5:30–7 PM Rehearsal (required) with Birdfoot musicians, 

Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St

March 13 4:30–5:00 PM Refresher Rehearsal (required), Tree of Life, Audubon Park

5:30 PM Pop-up Performance, Tree of Life, Audubon Park

This is one of Birdfoot’s Secret Locations—Shhh!



Music makers and lovers! This performance is ideal for musicians who are comfortable reading music (parts linked above for preparation) and love playing in ensembles. Students 16 years and older welcome.


How to Participate

Sign up by March 9—please indicate your instrument and preference of part (e.g. Flute 1 or 2)—practice your part, and listen to the movement while looking at the score. Join us to explore the piece!