Music and Museum is an innovative concert/lecture series that fuses image, music and conversation to provide a deeper understanding of selected artistic works. The concerts (featuring chamber musicians, cabaret artists and other small ensembles) are accompanied by one or more artworks from the Bechtler collection and/or current exhibitions and include commentary by museum staff connecting the aesthetics and artistic principles that drove both the music and the visual art.

Music and Museum 2013-2014 Season

September 15

Living Room concert (at the farm of Frank Bragg)
Beethoven, Barbecue and Blue Jeans
Vega Quartet
Featuring works by Beethoven, Zhou Long and David K. Garner

October 8

Violinist Karen Gomyo
Featuring works by Vivaldi, Debussy, Britten and Piazzolla

October 27

New Music
Bechtler Ensemble
Featuring works by Ron Parks, Craig Bove and John Allemeier

November 3

Living Room concert (at the home of Klaus and Concha Becker)
Duo Sonidos
Featuring works by Handel, Ricardo Llorca and Jorge Muniz

November 5

Duo Sonidos
Featuring works by Handel, Ricardo Llorca and Jorge Muniz

November 17

The Sounds of 1968
Bechtler Ensemble
Featuring works by Shostakovich, Roy Harris and string quartet arrangements of Beatles' songs

December 3

A Venetian Celebration
The Vivaldi Project
Featuring works by Vivaldi, Corelli and Johann Roman

January 7

Low and Lower
Featuring cello and bass works from the sublime to the ridiculous

January 19

Sacred Ages
Bechtler Ensemble
Featuring works by Liszt, Messiaen and Bloch

February 2

Living Room concert (at the home of Catherine and Wilton Connor)
A Trio of Trios
Rosemary Furniss and Friends
Featuring works by Mozart/Bach, Haydn and Schumann

February 4

A Trio of Trios
Rosemary Furniss and Friends
Featuring works by Mozart/Bach, Haydn and Schumann

February 16

Annual Chamber of Love Concert – A Night in Paris
Bechtler Ensemble
Featuring works by Fauré, Debussy and Saint-Saëns

March 4

A Downton Double
Green Mountain Chamber Players
Featuring works by Rebecca Clarke and William Walton

March 23

The Fusion of Jazz and Chamber Music
Bechtler Ensemble
Featuring works by Gershwin and Patrick Williams

April 6

Living Room concert (at the home of Stuart and Amanda Burri)
Russian Romance and Revolution
Rosemary Furniss and Friends
Featuring works by Sergei Prokofiev and Igor Stravinsky

April 8

Russian Romance and Revolution
Rosemary Furniss and Friends
Featuring works by Sergei Prokofiev and Igor Stravinsky

Concert Times and Ticket Prices

Tuesday afternoon concerts are performed at noon. Tickets are free for museum members, $5 for non-members or $8 for two.

Tuesday evening concerts are performed at 6 p.m. Tickets are free for members, $10 for non-members or $16 for two. A cash bar is available before the concert.

Sunday concerts are performed at 4 p.m. Tickets are free for museum members, $10 for non-members or $16 for two. A cash bar is available before the concert.

Living Room concerts are performed at 4 p.m. Tickets for museum members are $55 per person or $70 for two people. Tickets for non-members are $95 per person or $120 for two people. A member season pass for the Living Room concerts is $175 for an individual or $305 for two people. For non-members, an individual season pass is $225 or $385 for two people. Pre-concert cocktail receptions and post-concert hors d'oeuvres and desserts are included in the ticket price.

Buying Tickets

Music and Museum concert tickets are available for advance purchase online, by phone 704.353.9200, or at the admission desk. Tickets are also for sale at the door the day of the concert for all performances held at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Living Room concert tickets must be purchased in advance.

Comfort for Concertgoers

The museum provides chair cushions on a first-come-first-served basis.

Parking

Directions to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art are available here.

Music and Museum concertgoers receive discounted parking at the Levine Center for the Arts garage, located at the Duke Energy Center, 550 South Tryon Street. The visitor entrance is located on West Stonewall Street. Visitor parking is offered on levels P1 and P2. Bring parking tickets to the museum for validation.

Media Coverage

GoCarolinas.com (WSOC): Music Duo Goes from Sublime to Ridiculous (an interview with Low and Lower at the Bechtler)

Charlotte Observer: Chamber Music Thriving in Charlote

CVNC.org: UNCSA Faculty Bring Zest to Chamber Music Jewels

Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance: Review of April 9, 2013 Concert 

Charlotte Observer: Bechtler Museum Presents Music and Art

CVNC.org: Valentine's Day Takes on New Meaning at Bechtler Ensemble Concert

CVNC.org: UNC School of the Arts Players Serve Up a Fine Trout at Bechtler Schubertiade

CVNC.org: NC Baroque Orchestra Celebrates Christmas with Red Priest and Other Venetians

Charlotte Observer: Audiences Follow Chamber Music to New Home

Charlotte Observer: Bechtler Museum Takes Over Chamber Music Group


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  • Monday10am - 5pm
  • TuesdayClosed
  • Wednesday10am - 5pm
  • Thursday10am - 5pm
  • Friday10am - 5pm
  • Saturday10am - 5pm
  • Sunday12pm - 5pm

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