Beethoven Festival 2011 is a five-day multi-disciplinary celebration of the life, works and spirit of Ludwig van Beethoven through music and art, presented in spectacular fashion at the edgy and acoustically superb Chicago Urban Art Society throughout the day and until 2am nightly.
The International Beethoven Project seeks to educate the public about the great composer who lived from 1770 to 1827, one of the most interesting times in the history of western civilization. Performances, recordings, publications, lectures, blog posts, and more will all be ways in which information will be shared and conversations started. The culmination of the project will be the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, to be celebrated in 2020.
Featuring new portraits, new films, new music and plenty of Beethoven by Day & Night