AN ODE TO JOY
A CELEBRATION OF BEETHOVEN


December 2020 - December 2021


Wish Ludwig a Happy Birthday!

Beethoven's 250th birthday year is an unprecedented opportunity to inspire a whole new generation of music lovers for the 21st century. We are producing multimedia projects, online events and educational opportunities to spread Beethoven's inspiring music and message of humanism, hope and harmony.

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Beethoven turned 250 on December 16th and 17th.
For the occasion, we hosted our first worldwide live-stream:

BEETHOVEN BIRTHDAY BASH!

Beethoven250 Art Show


Virtual Gallery

To learn more about the art exhibit and find out how you can acquire a work, please

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The 2020 Beethoven Birthday Bash

featured performances by

George Lepauw
Christian Larumbe
Joel Styzens
Gilles Aniorte Tomassian
and Damian el Diamantito Fatimi!
Rashada Dawan
and the Chicago Soul Spectacular
Greg Spero
Juliette Journaux
and Naomi Couquet
Brett Noel Klersfeld
Stéphane Delplace
Isaiah Robinson
Consuelo Lepauw
Jan Hugo
Silent Theatre


With visual art presented by Ainsley Klug by
Arthur Wright
Kent Broadbent
Céline Oms
Santina Amato
Zoe Pike
Bert Menco

And films:

"Beethoven in Vienna"
by Majd Nassan

"Beethoven in Love"
by Valentine Jongen

And to conclude Thursday's live stream, we will show the complete film:
"The Diabelli Variations"
by Martin Mirabel



It's not too late to wish Beethoven a happy birthday!

The International Beethoven Project has partnered with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn, where Beethoven was born, along with the City of Bonn and BTHVN2020 to preserve all wishes to Beethoven for eternity in the Beethoven-Haus Archives, which already holds the world’s largest collection of the composer’s original manuscripts and letters!

Click on the image below to visit our partner website to write your message and see what other people have said, or send your wishes on social media using the hashtag #HappyBirthdayLudwig




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