With a multifaceted programme of classical music, jazz, rock, cabaret, film and dance, the festival attracts attention beyond Bonn's borders. For a number of years now, cooperation with the Republic of Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Denmark, Slovakia, France, Italy and Austria has given the Schumann Festival an international character. Since 2013, the two-week Bonn Schumann Festival has been celebrated in May or June each year.
This year, the 22nd Bonn Schumann Festival from 1 to 16 June 2019 has been dedicated to the 200th birthday of Clara Schumann. The 16 events were held under the motto „Beloved Clara“.