The Worldwide Beethoven Challenge (IBP) has introduced that RogerEbert.com writer Chaz Ebert is the 2019 laureate of the Beethoven Spirit Award! She is going to obtain the accolade at an occasion celebrating Beethoven’s 249th birthday underneath the long-lasting Tiffany dome on the Chicago Cultural Middle, 78 E Washington Avenue, from 4pm to 7pm on Monday, December 16th (you’ll be able to order free tickets right here).
Mark Kelly, Commissioner of the Metropolis of Chicago’s Division of Cultural Affaires and Particular Occasions, will ship an introduction, adopted by performances from pianists George Lepauw, Greg Spero, composer Joel Styzens and singers Isaiah Robinson and Rashada Dawan. The inaugural Aleksandra Jovanovic Music Trainer Award can even be offered to piano virtuoso Yana Reznik.
“This yr, IBP’s theme entitled ‘Spirit’ is about Beethoven, the person, the humanist who supported the French Revolution, who overcame deafness to write down Ode to Pleasure, immediately’s anthem of the European Union, who gave charity live shows to help the households of fallen troopers within the wars with Napoleon, who believed in liberté, egalité, fraternité,” mentioned IBP president George Lepauw in an announcement. “The Beethoven Spirit Award is given yearly to an achieved person who has lived a lifetime of humanistic motion linked to the humanities. Chaz Ebert is a humanist who promotes justice and a greater world by way of the humanities, highlighting vital voices in movie, supporting younger and rising artists, caring for the city surroundings. Chaz is a mannequin citizen of Chicago and, by way of her many private and philanthropic engagements throughout the globe, of the world.”
The Beethoven Spirit Award ceremony caps off a four-day sequence of festivities, working Friday, December 13th, by way of Monday, December 16th, that celebrates Beethoven’s creativity and humanism with music, artwork, and merriment. This 10th annual Beethoven Birthday Bash celebration might be held in honor of the composer’s 249th birthday. This multi-day occasion based mostly in Chicago, and on-line all through the world, will honor Beethoven the musician and the person by way of this season’s chosen theme: SPIRIT. Festivities embody two particular screenings of “Bach48: Voyage Into the Nicely-Tempered Clavier,” a movie by Martin Mirabel and Mariano Nante, with pianist George Lepauw and tonmeister Harms Achtergarde, produced by the IBP.
The story follows pianist George Lepauw as he embarks on a journey by way of Germany’s scenic Thuringia area to seek out out the origin of J.S. Bach’s Nicely-Tempered Clavier in a jail cell in Weimar, Germany, which leads him to report the complete five-hour masterpiece within the city’s oldest church. The complete function 33-minute documentary is to be launched in 2020, and accompanies a full album of the complete Nicely-Tempered Clavier by J.S. Bach, to be launched on Orchid Classics of London in February 2020.
Right here is the whole line-up of occasions occurring on the primary three days of the 249th Beethoven Birthday Bash, together with two bolded screenings of “Bach48: Voyage Into the Nicely-Tempered Clavier,” that includes George Lepauw (the trailer is embedded beneath). The entire following occasions excluding these scheduled for Monday will happen on the Hairpin Artwork Middle, 2810 N Milwaukee Ave.
Friday, December 13th – 8pm-Midnight
8:30pm George Lepauw, introduction and piano efficiency
9pm Jean Claudio, dance
9:20pm Bach48 Documentary Movie premiere: “Voyage Into the Nicely-Tempered Clavier”
10pm Brett Richardson, multi-genre piano
10:30pm The Jeremiah Evaluate, multi-genre instrumental quartet
Saturday, December 14th – 3pm-1am
3:45pm Elliot Taggart, piano with Silent Theatre
4pm Sammy Tramp & Darling Violet with Silent Theatre
4:15pm Airs from Beethoven’s Fidelio: Jenna Schroer, Soprano & Jonathan Cebreros, Tenor
5pm Beloved Variations, ASL theatre with Hannah Burt, Phillip Lewis and Sar Cohen
5:15pm Matt Griffo, piano and Leyla I. Royale, cello, music and comedy
5:30p Jacob Mayfield: Thoughts Reader
6pm Anastasia Royal’s multi-disciplinary Exclusion Park
7pm Isaiah Collier, Saxophone and The Chosen Few that includes Kennedy Banks
7:30pm Dashing and Darling
7:50pm Greg Spero, jazz piano
8:50pm Joel Styzens, piano & Gina Hoch-Stall, dance
9:15pm Matt Massaro and Jamie Budzic, stand-up comedy
9:30pm Brett Richardson, multi-genre piano
10pm ODE, Rock Band
11pm – 1am Jam Periods & Dance Occasion
Sunday, December 15th 3pm-8pm
3pm Bach48 documentary movie: “Voyage Into the Nicely-Tempered Clavier”
3:45pm Vibrate the Cosmos with Stevenson Valentor (Mehtab Kirtan), music & meditation
4:30pm Dr. Charles Smith performs Beethoven, piano
4:45pm Beethoven’s Irish Songs with Kathleen Monson, soprano and Riko Higuma, piano
5:15pm The Ludwig van Sport Present!
6:30pm The Aleksandra Jovanovic Scholar Showcase & Trainer Award to Yana Reznik
7:30pm George Lepauw, piano
Monday, December 16th 4pm-7pm
4pm Musical Introduction
4:15pm Welcome by 2018 Beethoven Spirit Award laureate Mark Kelly, Commissioner
4:30pm George Lepauw, piano, and mates live performance
6pm 2019 Beethoven Spirit Award presentation to Chaz Ebert
6:30p Pleased 249th Birthday, Beethoven! Isaiah Robinson, Rashada Dawan, Greg Spero
6:45pm Closing Ideas and Musical Conclusion
Buy your tickets to the Beethoven Birthday Bash, together with the awards occasion, right here. In case you join a membership to the Benjamin Marshall Society at Monday’s occasion, you’ll obtain two memento presents. For extra info, go to the official IBP web site.