What Would Beethoven Do?
AMC Castleton Square 8Fri, Oct 21, 2016 10:45 AM Event Date Passed
AMC Traders Point Theater 12Sat, Oct 22, 2016 5:45 PM Event Date Passed
AMC Traders Point Theater 12Sun, Oct 23, 2016 12:15 PM Event Date Passed
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Film Info
Film Type:Documentary Feature
Official Selection
Themes:Art & Music
Release Year:2016
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jonathan Keijser
Cast:Ben Zander
Eric Whitacre
Dinuk Wijeratne
Britlin Losee
Producer(s):Jonathan Keijser
Veronica An
Sabrina Skau
Daniel Beresh
Screenwriter:Jonathan Keijser
Jeffery Glaser

Classical music doesn't exactly have a reputation for being hip. For too long, classical music has been seen as a stuffy genre for the highly cultured elite. What Would Beethoven Do? follows a number of renegades including composers flirting with modern mediums, young musicians dedicated to changing the narrative, a man who works with tabla players , and even turntablists. Notable artists such as, Bobby McFerrin, Benjamin Zander and Eric Whitacre add their voices to the debate about why classical music is still relevant today. This documentary captures the rise of an exciting revolution happening from within as these innovative individuals are breaking the stereotypes and bringing classical music to a 21st century audience. At its core, What Would Beethoven Do? is about why we create art and why we should care about art in our society.


Brief language.