WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
“And…scene!" A Night of European Theatre Wednesday, December 13, 2023 | 5 – 9 PM | Free Admission 6 – 8 PM | Performance Experience the thrill of European theatre during Wednesday Night Live at the Bechtler featuring "And...scene!” A Night of European Theatre.” Embark on a theatrical journey across Europe with captivating performances, thought-provoking dramas, and delightful comedies performed by local actors. Witness the magic of the stage as stories unfold before your eyes. Sculpt Like Chillida Wednesday, January 10, 2024 | 5 – 9 PM | Free Admission 6 PM | Program Ignite your artistic spirit through the world of clay sculpture-making, drawing inspiration from the exhibition Eduardo Chillida: 100 Years. Unleash your creativity as you mold and shape clay into intricate works of art, guided by the essence of Chillida's masterpieces. This immersive event is an opportunity to connect with the artist's legacy, and under the guidance of expert instructors, craft your very own clay masterpiece. Don't miss this chance to be a part of the living artistry, surrounded by the energy of creativity and the depth of Chillida's influence.
JAZZ AT THE BECHTLER
A Tribute to J.J. Johnson, featuring Rick Simerly Friday, January 5, 2024 | 6:00 PM and 8:15 PM Jazz at the Bechtler pays homage to the legendary jazz trombonist composer and arranger J.J. Johnson with a special tribute concert featuring the exceptional trombonist, Rick Simerly. The evening is designed to transport listeners back to the golden era of jazz, where J.J. Johnson reigned supreme as one of the genre's greatest and earliest trombonists to embrace bebop. Get ready to be swept away by the timeless compositions and innovative spirit of Johnson, interpreted with reverence and skill by Rick Simerly and the talented Ziad Jazz Quartet, led by Ziad Rabie. Jazz for Lovers, featuring Toni Tupponce Friday, February 2, 2024 6:00 PM and 8:15 PM Fan favorite Toni Tupponce joins the Ziad Jazz Quartet, led by Ziad Rabie, for a special evening celebrating timeless jazz standards and romantic ballads that create the perfect atmosphere for an unforgettable early Valentine's Day experience. Tupponce's performances will captivate you with her velvety smooth voice, impeccable phrasing, and soulful delivery. Whether you're sharing the evening with a loved one or simply indulging in the magic of jazz, the fourteenth annual Jazz for Lovers concert at the Bechtler is the perfect setting for a lovely Friday night out.
MUSIC + MUSEUM
A Tribute to Bessie and Hans Bechtler Sunday, February 11, 2024 | 6 PM In memory of Bessie and Hans Bechtler, parents of Bechtler Museum of Modern Art founder Andreas Bechtler, this annual concert is dedicated to this family of visionaries who supported not just the visual arts but music as well. Celebrating the lives and love of Bessie and Hans, as well as their love for the arts, the Bechtler Ensemble—led by Bessie and Hans’s granddaughter Tanja Bechtler—highlights a cornucopia of romantic composers including Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Ottorino Respighi, Franz Schubert, and Giacomo Puccini.
MODERNISM + FILM
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