Jazz at the Bechtler: An Evening with Karen Briggs Friday, March 1, 2024 6:00 PM and 8:15 PM Prepare to be spellbound as internationally renowned jazz violinist Karen Briggs takes the stage with the Ziad Jazz Quartet, led by Ziad Rabie, for an extraordinary evening of music. Making her debut Jazz at the Bechtler appearance, Briggs has enjoyed a distinguished career that spans over four decades as a performer and composer. Her performances have taken her to over 50 countries, captivating audiences with her stunning violin playing as a featured soloist. With her vast musical experience and captivating stage presence, Briggs promises an unforgettable performance that transcends genres and showcases the true power of jazz.
Queens March with Culture Queens Wednesday, March 6, 2024 5 – 9 PM | Free Admission Join us for an extraordinary celebration of women's contributions to culture, art, and fashion at the Queens March event held at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. The event is free and open to the public.
"Columbus" Thursday, March 21, 2024 6 PM "Columbus," directed by Kogonada, revolves around Jin, a Korean-born man who becomes stranded in Columbus, Indiana, due to his architect father's coma. In this small Midwestern town, he encounters Casey, a young woman with her own struggles. Casey wishes to stay in Columbus to support her recovering addict mother, deferring her own aspirations. As Jin and Casey form a unique connection, the film explores themes of identity, responsibility, and the choices we make in the face of familial and personal challenges. The architectural backdrop of Columbus serves as a metaphor, reflecting the characters' journey of self-discovery and the intersections of their lives.
Nordic Landscapes, Music, and Art Sunday, March 24, 2024 6 PM Inspired by the exhibition "Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson: Infinite Space, Sublime Horizons," the Bechtler Ensemble, led by Tanja Bechtler, pairs work by Danish composer Carl Nielsen and Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, whose music was influenced by Nordic landscapes as well. Other highlights include selections of traditional folk music from Sweden, Shetland, and Denmark.