Past Festivals and Meetings


July 24, 2015. 30th Anniversary Gala honoring Dr. Will Meredith, Founding Director of the Beethoven Center. Silver Creek Country Club, San Jose.

July 23-24, 2015. American Beethoven Society Convention.


November 9-10, 2011. "New Beethoven Research" Conference, sponsored by the Beethoven Center, the American Beethoven Society, the University of Alabama, the University of Illinois, and Wake Forest University. King Library, San Jose State University.

September 26, 2010. 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Concert.


July 9-11, 2009. American Beethoven Society Convention.

July 27-29, 2007. American Beethoven Society Convention, San Jose, CA. See program.

October 28, 2006, 6:30-11:00 p.m. Jewish Film Festival, gala fund-raising event with showing of the film Beethoven's Hair. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library.

December 8-9, 2006. Santa Barbara Music Festival.

December 9-10, 2005. Santa Barbara Music Club, Third Annual Beethovenfest.

Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibit of material from the Beethoven Center's collection.

Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, 1:00-2:15 p.m., Santa Barbara Public Library. "Bizarre Beethoven," lecture by Dr. William Meredith.

Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, 7:30 p.m., Presidio Chapal. Chamber music concert including the Violin Sonata, Opus 96; the Violoncello Sonata, Opus 5, no. 1; the Rasumovsky Quartet, Opus 59, no. 3; and the "Kakadu" Variations, Opus 121. Preconcert lecture by Bill Meredith.

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, Presidio Chapel. Concert of music by Beethoven and Weber, including the "Appassionata" Sonata, Opus 57; the Piano Sonata, Opus 110; and a piano trio by Weber.

September 23-25, 2005. American Beethoven Society Convention


Dec. 10-11, 2004. Santa Barbara Music Club, Second annual Beethovenfest (concerts, lectures, exhibit).

Feb. 7-8, 2003. "Beethoven: Resonant Genius," sponsored by Humanities West. Herbst Theater, San Francisco.

August 8, 2002. Meeting of the Bibliography Commission of the International Association of Music Libraries, special session on Beethoven bibliography.


November 1993. Joint meeting of the Music Library Association, Northern and Southern California Chapters.

May 28-June 28, 1991. "Beethoven. The Age of Revolution and Restoration," interdisciplinary institute held in conjunction with the Consortium for Atlantic Studies at Arizona State University and sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

March 16, 1991. Annual meeting of the Pacific Central chapter of the College Music Society.

March 9, 1991. Spring meeting of the local chapter of the American Musicological Society.


February 21, 1987. Fidelio Symposium, University of California, Berkeley, CA. Speakers. Joseph Kerman (University of California), Peter Westergaard (Princeton University), Jonathan Khuner (Berkeley Opera). Sponsored by the Beethoven Center and the Music Department of the University of California, Berkeley, CA)

October 25, 1986. Fall meeting of the Northern California Chapter of the American Musicological Society.

April 18, 1986. Spring meeting of the Northern California Chapter of the Music Library Association.