Music and Museum
LOCATION: FOURTH-FLOOR GALLERY
DECEMBER 3Buy Tickets
The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art welcomes the holiday season with A Venetian Celebration, a Music and Museum concert peformed by the Vivaldi Project.
The Vivaldi Project is a premier period instrument ensemble dedicated to presenting 17th- and 18th-century string repertoire. The name, Vivaldi Project, refers not only to the group's core repertoire (the extraordinary works of the virtuoso violinist and composer Antonio Vivaldi) but also the project of probing into the roots of Vivaldi's distinctive musical style, which has had ramifications for music, art, and Vivaldi’s birthplace of Venice that reverberate into the 21st century.
For this program of celebratory works for the holiday season, Vivaldi Project co-directors violinist Elizabeth Field of Washington D.C. and Chapel Hill-based cellist Stephanie Vial are joined by a stellar ensemble including soprano Maria Jette and keyboardist Henry Lebedinsky. Two concerts will be performed on December 3 at noon and 6 p.m.
Musical commentary during the concert will be provided by Music and Museum Artistic Director Benjamin Roe who serves as Managing Producer of Music and Performance for WGBH Television in Boston. Art commentary will be provided by John Boyer, President and CEO of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.
Vivaldi: Trio Sonata in D minor, RV 63 "La Folia"
Handel: Pastoral Symphony from 'Messiah'
Johan Helmich Roman: Psalm 23
Roman: Trio Sonata in A Major
Handel: Gloria in Excelsis Deo
For the afternoon concert, general seating is available starting at 11:30 a.m. in the fourth-floor gallery. The concert starts at noon and is generally played for 40 minutes.
For the evening concert, doors open at 5:30 p.m. for general seating in the fourth-floor gallery. The concert starts at 6 p.m. A cash bar is available before and after the concert.
Music and Museum attendees who visit e2 emeril's eatery before or after the 6 p.m. concert may take advantage of an exclusive "3 for $30"three-course pre fixe menu. Ask server for details.
Noon concert: Tickets for the abbreviated, 40-minute midday concert are free for museum members/$5 for non-members/$8 pair. (Tickets may also be purchased by phone 704.353.9200 or at the admission desk.) Same-day tickets are available for purchase at the door.
6 p.m. concert: Tickets for the full-length 6 p.m. concert are free for museum members/$10 for non-members/$16 pair. Buy Tickets (Tickets may also be purchased by phone 704.353.9200 or at the admission desk.) Same-day tickets are available for purchase at the door.
Music and Museum concertgoers receive discounted parking at the Levine Center for the Arts garage located at the Duke Energy Center, 550 South Tryon Street. The visitor entrance is located on West Stonewall Street. Visitor parking is offered on levels P1 and P2. Bring parking tickets to the museum for discount validation.
To view the full 2012-2013 Music and Museum schedule, visit the Bechtler's Music and Museum webpage.
The Music and Museum series is sponsored by
Image: The Vivaldi Project. Photo by David Monyak
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- Wednesday10am - 5pm
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- Friday10am - 5pm
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- Sunday12pm - 5pm
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