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Music and Museum at the Bechtler is designed for the listener to experience a fusion of sight and sound while gaining a new perspective on selected musical and visual artworks. Performed by the Bechtler Ensemble, under the leadership of Tanja Bechtler. Compositions are chosen to align with current exhibitions or themes present in the permanent collection.

The health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors continues to be our first priority. During these unprecedented times, we remain fully committed to offering art, content, and experiences designed to engage and connect you to the world of arts and culture.

Until our museum doors reopen, and health guidelines encourage larger public gatherings again, we will work to continue to offer programs such as Music and Museum virtually. See the list below to view our upcoming season, which will be presented, free of charge, online. Registration and concert details coming soon.


Sunday, October 25, 2020


The season kick-off will feature music by French composers and will be dedicated to former Executive Vice President and champion of Music and Museum, Christopher Lawing.

Sunday, November 22


In conjunction with the Bechtler exhibition, 1 Cent Life, this month’s concert will engage with themes present in the exhibition and feature work by a Chinese composer along with a selection of American pop music for string quartet.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

In memory of Hans and Bessie Bechtler, the parents of Andreas Bechtler, founder of the Museum, and grandparents of Tanja Bechtler, the leader of the Bechtler Ensemble this annual concert will feature performances of Bechtler family favorites which were often played in their living room in Zurich surrounded by their collection.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Both the March and April concerts will be in conjunction with Bechtler exhibition, 20th Century Women. March’s concert will feature compositions by artists including Nadia and Lydia Boulanger, Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelsohn, Clara Beach, and Jennifer Higdon.

Sunday, April, 25, 2021

Both the March and April concerts will be in conjunction with Bechtler exhibition, 20th Century Women. April’s concert will be paired with the work of Swiss artist and illustrator Warja Lavater (1913-2007) and feature compositions by Arthur Honneger and Jacques François Antoine Marie Ibert, among others.

Tanja dedicates all her music to Practice HORA, a science based training program designed to develop physical and intellectual inner strength, endurance and the ability to remain calm during any activity.
Sponsorship for the Music and Museum: Bechtler Ensemble Series is provided by Natascha Bechtler, Margaret Martin, George and Peg Povinelli and Donald Sohn



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


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