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Beethoven Birthday Bash 2019

The 10th annual Beethoven Birthday Bash celebrates his 249th!

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IBP Season XII

2019-20 SPIRIT

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Multimedia & Education

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Promoting Culture and Music for the 21st Century

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International Beethoven Project presents a diverse multi-disciplinary and multi-media program from internationally-renowned artists and musicians for all audiences.

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  • Mark Kelly

    DCASE Chicago Commissioner Mark Kelly receives Beethoven Spirit Award on December 16th, 2018

    The Chicago-based International Beethoven Project is thrilled to announce that it has selected Mark Kelly, Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) of the City of Chicago, to receive its fourth Beethoven Spirit Award on December 16th. The decision was made in recognition of Mr. Kelly’s long, distinguished, and creative career in the arts and education, and for his continued enthusiasm and belief in the value of art for all. Like Beethoven, Mark Kelly is a humanist who believes in the power of the creative spirit to help make the world more peaceful, socially cohesive, and to help bring out the best in all of us. The strength of Mark Kelly’s convictions has helped bring Chicago, along with thousands of people he has directly influenced and inspired, closer to Beethoven's ideal of “universal brotherhood”.

  • Beethoven

    2020 City of Culture

    IBP's “2020 City of Culture” initiative is intended to bring cultural, educational, public and private sector organizations, together with individual citizens, artists, and community groups in a multi-disciplinary exploration of culture and its impact on social, economic, and civic engagement.