Music and Museum is an innovative classical music concert/lecture program that fuses image, music and conversation to provide a deeper understanding of selected artistic works.

The concerts are performed by chamber musicians and other small ensembles and include presentations about artworks from the Bechtler collection and/or current exhibitions. Commentary by museum staff connects the aesthetics and artistic principles that drove both the music and the visual art.

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2015-2016 Season

September 19  

Living Room concert (at the farm of Frank Bragg)
Celebrating the Casals Cello
Performed by Amit Peled, cello and Stefan Petrov, piano
Featuring works by J.S. Bach, George Frideric Handel, Ludwig van Beethoven, Camille Saint-Saens and Ernest Bloch

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October 6

Heifetz on Tour: Baroque, Classical and Rococo
Performed by Madison Vest, violin, Zlatomir Fung, cello and Carlos Avila, piano
Featuring works by Eugene Ysaÿe, George Frideric Handel, Pytor Ilich Tchaikovsky and Ludwig van Beethoven

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October 25

Quartet of Trios: 1st movements
Performed by the Bechtler Ensemble
Featuring works by Camille Saint-Saëns, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and César Franck

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November 1

Living Room concert (Home to be Announced)
The Art of the Archguitar
Performed by Peter Blanchette
Featuring works by C.P.E Bach, Igor Stravinksy, Peader Ó Riada, John Dowland, Nino Rota and Philip Glass

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November 3

The Art of the Archguitar
Performed by Peter Blanchette
Featuring works by C.P.E Bach, Igor Stravinksy, Peader Ó Riada, John Dowland, Nino Rota and Philip Glass

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November 15

The Romantics: Schubert and Schumann
Performed by the Bechtler Ensemble
Featuring works by Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert

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December 8

Celebrating the Season
Performed by the Skylark Ensemble
Featuring Christmas readings from the King James Bible and a selection of carols spanning six centuries

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January 5

Schumanniana – A Celebration of Schumann’s Works for Solo Piano and Strings
Performed by Bruce Murray, piano, Chloé Kiffer and Jon Lewis, cello
Featuring works by Robert Schumann

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February 2

Michael Collins and Company
Performed by Michael Collins, clarinet, Rosemary Furniss, viola and Bruce Murray, piano
Featuring works by John Adams, Max Bruch and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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February 14

Chamber of Love VII: Big Screen Romance
Performed by the Bechtler Ensemble
Featuring works by Ennio Morricone, Tan Dun and Nino Rota 

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March 6

Living Room concert (David and Marilyn Furman)
The Bach Suites for Cello
Performed by Antonio Lysy
Featuring works by J.S. Bach

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March 8

The Bach Suites for Cello
Performed by Antonio Lysy
Featuring works by J.S. Bach

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April 5

Andrea Mumm and Friends: Strike the Harp
Performed by Andrea Mumm, harp, Jonathan Lewis, cello
with members of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
Featuring works by Claude Debussy, Domenico Scarlatti, Carlos Salzedo and Domenico Paradies

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April 17

Kaleidoscope: Eastern European Short Works
Performed by the Bechtler Ensemble
Featuring works by George Enescu, Frédéric Chopin and Antonin Dvořák

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Concert Times and Ticket Prices

Concerts in the Museum Gallery

Tickets are $12 for non-members and $8 for museum members.
Tuesday concerts are peformed at noon and 6 p.m.
Sunday concerts are performed at 6 p.m.
Evening concerts include a cash bar

Living Room Concerts

Tickets are $80 per person for non-members and $65 per person for museum members.
Concerts are performed at 4 p.m.
Pre-concert cocktail receptions and post-concert hors d'oeuvres and desserts are included in the ticket price.

The 2015-2016 Music and Museum Living Room Concerts are supported by Sasha T. Levons, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Parking

Music and Museum concertgoers receive discounted parking at the Levine Center for the Arts garage. Show parking tickets at the admission desk to receive discount coupon.

Select Media Coverage

SouthPark Magazine: Salon Style

CVNC.org: Copley String Quartet Celebrates Two Anniversaries at the Bechtler

Charlotte Magazine: Bechtler's Music and Museum Season Kicks Off This Weekend

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

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

Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance: Review of April 9, 2013 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








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