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December 13 8pm - 12am, December 14 3pm - 1am, December 15 3pm - 8pm
The 249th Beethoven Birthday Bash: SPIRIT

Spirit 249th birthdayThe International Beethoven Project is excited to announce the 10th annual Beethoven Birthday Bash celebration in honor of the composer’s 249th birthday. This multi-day and famously multi-disciplinary event based in Chicago, and online throughout the world, will honor Beethoven the musician and the man through this season’s chosen theme: SPIRIT.

The Beethoven Birthday Bash: SPIRIT 249 will kick off the Beethoven@250 Year which will run throughout 2020 and culminate with the global celebration for Beethoven’s 250th birthday on December 16th, 2020.

To celebrate Beethoven’s 249th birthday, this Beethoven Birthday Bash includes four exciting days of music, art, and merrymaking with stars both local and international, artists in the making, young movers and shakers, and well established names.

December 19 7pm
Sudden Impact Series December 2019
Sudden Impact 12-19-19Tatsu Aoki presents the Sudden Impact Winter finale event of 2019! Come see the great George Freeman, with Mike Allemana, Rami Atassi, and Tatsu Aoki.
Join us for an evening with some of Chicago’s great musical artists collaborating to bring forth improvisational musical happenings.

Thank You Piano Forte Chicago

Piano Forte Chicago


We would like to acknowledge and thank Piano Forte Chicago for their generous donation of a digital baby grand piano