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Events sponsored or co-sponsored by the
American Beethoven Society and the
Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies

The American Beethoven Society and the Beethoven Center collaborate to host several concerts and lecture/recitals throughout the year. Artists have included such luminaries as the Juilliard String Quartet, pianists Richard Goode and Angela Hewitt, fortepianist Malcolm Bilson, and many others. Regular events include the annual Young Pianist's Beethoven Competition and the Beethoven Birthday Bash. The Center also presents two programs a year as part of the First Wednesdays Lecture Series. In addition to the tours and lectures conducted at the Center by the Director and Curator, the Director William Meredith frequently presents lectures to the public for outside organizations. The ABS and Center also collaborate with the San Jose Chamber Music Society and other organizations in presenting Beethoven concerts, symposiums, and exhibits.

Members of American Beethoven Society also gather an our annual Summer Bash and entertaining musicales in private homes featuring talented young artists.