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Beethoven Support
DONORS to the IBP are an honored part of our family, and help serve culture and education in very concrete ways. Without the strong support of donors, we could not accomplish any of our goals. Any donation amount helps! Individuals, but also businesses, may give. For corporate sponsorship information or ad rates, please contact IBP.

The International Beethoven Project serves as a collaborative platform for the most talented artists and thinkers to engage with diverse audiences, in an effort to advance classical music and the arts as a force for social good, inspired by Beethoven’s example as a creative, courageous, and compassionate artist.

Founded in 2008, IBP has reached hundreds of thousands of people through its festivals (“… of world-class importance”, Chicago Tribune), Beethoven Birthday Bashes, special events, and multimedia projects in Chicago, New York City, Bonn, Barcelona, and Paris. Working with both famous and emerging artists across all disciplines and musical genres, IBP has made its name through memorable one-of-a-kind events, music and art commissions, recordings, and films, inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds. This signature approach has succeeded in bringing new audiences into the world of classical music and continues to build excitement for this artform.

We are excited to be launching IBP’s 9th Season with our 7th annual celebration of Beethoven’s birthday (see card)! This season marks a leap forward in IBP’s continuing evolution. After successfully reimagining what a classical music festival can be, IBP is now redefining and challenging the concept of the classical music concert, as well as finding new ways to grow audiences in the digital world. While IBP will continue to produce an annual festival, partly in conjunction with the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival in April, IBP is also focused on laying a strong foundation that will sustain it in its quest to guarantee the relevance of classical music in the 21st century. In order to fully realize its creative vision, IBP’s overall goals this year include the following:

  • Strengthen its administrative team, board of directors, and finances to reach long-term stability
  • Continue to grow and diversify its audiences at live events
  • Expand its reach and impact through digital media projects (podcasts, blogs, recordings, videos, etc.)

On the horizon is the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in 2020, and IBP will lead the charge in leveraging his legacy to exponentially grow the classical music fan base! With experience in creative engagement and a history of extraordinary press coverage (Chicago Tribune, New York Times, CBS, NPR, etc), the International Beethoven Project is uniquely poised to make classical music a major dynamic force in this century with your help.


IBP’s exciting 2016-17 season includes:

  1. Series of salon-style events throughout the year
  2. 7th annual Beethoven Birthday Bash on December 16th (VIP benefit December 15th)
  3. Community Outreach in Chicago Public Libraries
  4. Festival collaboration with Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, April 20-23, 2017
  5. IBP Gala in Spring 2017
  6. Creation of a new digital media platform, a resource that would exponentially expand online presence

Join the Leadership Circle or Friends of IBP

Donors and sponsors are the foundation of IBP’s success, and an integral part of IBP’s family.

Information on corporate sponsorships and ad rates can be requested at


Leadership Circle

Named after Beethoven’s most important patrons, members of the Leadership Circle are the cornerstones of IBP’s success. Benefits of membership can include VIP invitations to performances and events, unpublished recordings from past Beethoven Festival live performances, private music lessons, artwork from collaborators, various formats for recognition of your support, and more. For details, visit our website or contact us.

The highest donor level, named for Beethoven himself, is for those who want to make a truly significant and lasting contribution and become part of IBP history.

Waldstein $1,500 +
Brentano $3,000 +
Lichnowsky $5,000 +
Lobkowitz $10,000 +
Kinsky $15,000 +
Razumovsky $20,000 +
Galitzine $25,000 +
Habsburg $50,000 +
Beethoven $100,000 +


Friends of IBP

All options below include listing your name on website and select IBP programs unless you request anonymity, as well as special benefits such as access to certain events for free  (based on level) and more.

Mechelen: $50

Bonn: $100

Vienna: $150

Member: $300

Membership for Two: $450

VIP Member: $500

VIP Membership for Two: $750               


Provide a dollar-for-dollar or a double-dollar-for-dollar challenge to help raise funds. Options begin at a $5,000 minimum challenge.

To find out more, please contact


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Checks can be made out to International Beethoven Project, an Illinois 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and mailed to:

The International Beethoven Project
PO Box 14149, Chicago, IL 60614.

If sending a check, please include your contact information.

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You may contact us at 312.772.5821 or via our email: for any questions or comments. Thank you.