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Calendar of events for 2017.

Next event: Beethoven Birthday Bash and Open House
December 16, 2017.
Open House: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Recital by Sandra Wright Shen: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Exhibit Hall 5th Floor.
Sponsored by the ABS, The City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, a College of Humanities and the Arts Global Grant, and the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies.


Jon Nakamatsu in concert and as master teacher for the Young Pianist's Beethoven Competition in Spring 2018. FINALISTS and WINNERS OF 2017 YPBC ANNOUNCED!

Beethoven Gateway: Please help us by sponsoring an image or first edition in our digital collections! Download our new brochure

Beethoven portraitWhat We Do

The Society is helping to build a comprehensive collection of Beethoven materials at the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies (housed at San Jose State University, San Jose, California, USA).

The Society co-publishes the internationally acclaimed Beethoven Journal, which appears two times a year and contains a wide range of articles, reviews of books, sound recordings, and videos, bibliographies of new books, and news of interest to all Beethoven lovers.

The Society co-sponsors exhibits and events in conjunction with the Beethoven Center and other organizations.

The Society sponsors research on Beethoven.

The Society helps support the Beethoven Gateway, an online research tool and gateway to the Beethoven Center's digital resources.

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The American Beethoven Society is an international organization dedicated to the creative genius of Beethoven, whose music speaks to the heart and mind of humanity. Your membership supports the work of the Center and insures that it will celebrate Beethoven’s remarkable legacy for generations to come.

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