The International Beethoven Project


Announcing the launch of the first 

International Beethoven Day

December 16, 2021

On the occasion of Beethoven’s 251st birthday on Thursday, December 16th, 2021, the International Beethoven Project is proud to announce the first International Beethoven Day, a new initiative to engage and educate the public about Beethoven’s life, music and legacy. 

Details on this initiative will be announced in early December. If you or someone you know would like to join our efforts and help us broaden our reach, please reach out directly to us:


For the last decade the International Beethoven Project has organized annual celebrations for Beethoven’s birthday, known as the Beethoven Birthday Bash. But beginning this year, we are switching it around and asking you to do something for Beethoven as we launch the International Beethoven Day project. Our goal is to join forces with organizations and individuals worldwide to collectively engage with Beethoven in any meaningful way, in person, on social media and other online avenues, or in any other creative way.

Other news

The International Beethoven Project is in the process of redoing its website! We hope to be able to reveal the new version soon. 

Since the Covid pandemic hit in 2020, which was the year of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, the IBP team decided that the times were right to pivot to media productions, collaborations and education, after a long decade of organizing exciting events in Chicago. While occasional live physical events will still be organized, focusing and investing our efforts in media allows us to increase our reach and have a greater impact worldwide. We think it is particularly vital at this time of worldwide challenges to inspire people with Beethoven’s music and humanist message of brotherhood, and focus on educating a new generation of classical music fans.

Several specific announcements will be made on this front in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

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