Beethoven@250 celebration

Ludwig van Beethoven turns 250 in December 2020, and we want to give him a special gift: a year of listening, exploring, and celebrating his creative genius. 

Plans in the works for 2020:

Beethoven@250 is a Bay Area-wide celebration throughout 2020, in conjunction with performing organizations and individual musicians/groups, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth. The Beethoven Center will be offering pre-concert lectures and exhibits for some of these concerts, as well as presenting its own events and a conference and convention of the American Beethoven Society. See the calendar below to see what the Beethoven Center and American Beethoven Society will be offering in 2020. Click here to access a pdf version of the events.



250 Calendar

250 Calendar second page

Click here to view a calendar of Beethoven events occuring in the Bay Area.



Your support will help the Beethoven Center and the American Beethoven Society create exhibits, plan concerts, and join in the festivities taking place all over the world. Our goal is to raise $25,000. Please click here to donate and select your thank-you gifts.

Beethoven@250 Thank-You Gifts (by contribution level):

Contributors will have the option of selecting from the following Beethoven birthday gifts. THANK YOU for your support!


 Beethoven portrait by Hull

Beethoven portrait by W. Hull

($25 and up)


Portrait +

Beethoven@250 magnets

($50 and up)

 Coffee mug

All of the above +

30th Anniversary coffee mug with Beethoven portrait by Felix Moscheles

($100 and up)

 Stephan Moeller CD

All of the above +

CD by Stephan Moeller

($500 and up)

 CD by Craig Sheppard

All of the above +

CD by Craig Sheppard

($500 and up)

 Beethoven portrait

All of the above +

Limited edition Beethoven portrait by Felix Moscheles

($1,000 and up)