Music and Museum: Bechtler Ensemble | Villa Lobos: String Quartet No. 1

Music and Museum: Bechtler Ensemble | Villa Lobos: String Quartet No. 1


JANUARY 13 2019 AT 6 P.M.

Bechtler Ensemble: Villa Lobos | String Quartet No. 1

Kick off the New Year with the Bechtler Ensemble performing Heitor Villa-Lobos’ marvel, String Quartet No.1, the first of 17 chamber works composed by the famed Brazilian artist.

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) is widely regarded as one of the most important composers of the 20th century. While many of his works for orchestra and voice are widely performed, his chamber music, of which he wrote a considerable amount, is virtually unknown outside of Brazil. This is certainly a great pity as many masterworks are to be found among his 17 string quartets, three piano trios and several other chamber compositions. Villa-Lobos once stated, "I love to write string quartets. One could say it is a mania."

The program will also feature works by Joaquin Turina (La oracion de terero for String Quartet), Manuel de Falla (The Ritual Fire Dance for String Quartet) as well as works by Astor Piazzolla, Egberto Gismonte and Jorge Cardoso. 

Performed by Peter deVries (violin), Lenora Leggatt (violin), Vasily Gorkovoy (viola), Tanja Bechtler (cello) and Bob Teixeria (guitar). 


Concerts are performed at 6 p.m. in the fourth-floor gallery. General seating will be available at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar being available at the same time.


Tickets are no longer on sale for this concert. 

Tickets are $14 per person for the public and just $10 per person for museum members. Purchase Tickets online, by phone at 704.353.9200 or at the admission desk.

Sponsorship for the Music and Museum: Bechtler Ensemble Series is provided by Natascha Bechtler, George and Peg Povinelli and Donald Sohn. 

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