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.

Download the brochure for the 2014-2015 Music and Museum season here.

Experience the Music and Museum program in this video clip:

2014-2015 Season

September 21   

Living Room concert (at the farm of Frank Bragg)
Xiang Angelo Yu, violin
Featuring works by Tomaso Vitali, Franck, Sicong Ma and Massenet

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October 7

East Meets West
Wu Man, pipa 
Featuring a work by Zhao Jiping

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October 19

Baroque to Modern: Music from the British Isles
Bechtler Ensemble
Featuring works by Purcell, Handel, Walton and Clarke

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November 2

Living Room concert (Home of Catherine and Wilton Connor)
A Chopin Salon
Bruce Murray, piano; Rosemary Furniss, violin
Featuring works by Chopin

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November 4

A Chopin Salon
Bruce Murray, piano; Rosemary Furniss, violin
Featuring works by Chopin

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November 23

Tribute to the Firebird
Bechtler Ensemble
Featuring works by Prokofiev, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla and Glass

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December 2

Apotheosis of the Archguitar
Peter Blanchette, archguitar
Featuring works by Pierre Attaignant, Gaspar Sanz and JS Bach

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January 6

The Classical Style: 200th Anniversary of the Handel and Haydn Society
Handel and Haydn Society Trio
Featuring works by Haydn and Mozart

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January 25

New Modern: Music Inspired by the Bechtler Collection
Bechtler Ensemble
Featuring works by Bove, Allemeier, Park and Larkin

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February 3

String Fever
Calin Lupanu and Company
Featuring works by Dvořák, Enescu, Martinů and Bartók

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February 8

Living Room concert (Home to be determined)
String Fever
Calin Lupanu and Company
Featuring works by Dvořák, Enescu, Martinů and Bartók

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February 15

Chamber of Love IV – Serenades and Ballades
Bechtler Ensemble
Featuring works by Borodin, Tchaikovsky and Gershwin

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March 3

Rondo alla Zingerese 
UNC School of the Arts Chamber Players
Featuring works by Handel and Brahms

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March 22

Living Room concert (Home of Scott and Gail Syfert)
Rondo alla Zingerese 
UNC School of the Arts Chamber Players
Featuring works by Handel and Brahms

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April 7

Ulysses Festival
Progress, Politics, and Pastimes in the American Parlor
Maria Jette, soprano; Ethan Uslan, piano
Featuring American popular songs from 1865 to 1915

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April 19

Composing in the Age of Modernism 
Bechtler Ensemble
Featuring works by Bartók

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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.

Living Room Concert Season Passes are available. Individual season passes for non-members are $290 per person and $235 per person for museum members. Call 704.353.9200 to purchase season passes. 

Parking

Music and Museum concertgoers receive discounted parking at the Levine Center for the Arts garage. Bring parking tickets to the museum for validation.

Select 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


Media Sponsorship for the Music and Museum Series is Provided By


                                      




Progress, Politics, and Pastimes in the American Parlor, 1865-1915

MUSEUM HOURS

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

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