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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.


2020 and 2021 MUSIC AND MUSEUM: BECHTLER ENSEMBLE SEASON SCHEDULE 

Sunday, October 25, 2020

*Virtual

The season kick-off of Music and Museum will be the first chamber music concert that will be performed on the Bechtler's second floor terrace. Surrounded by sculptures from Richier, Hepworth, and Bill, the Bechtler Ensemble will dedicate this special pre-recorded concert in appreciation and honor of former Executive Vice President, Christopher Lawing. The music will reflect the art and include British composer Vaughan Williams and French composer Jaques Ibert. 

Sunday, November 22

*Virtual

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 by the Beatles and French composer, Darius Milhaud.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

In memory of Hans and Bessie Bechtler, parents of Andreas Bechtler, this annual tradition is dedicated specifically in honor of Hans Bechtler's birthday which fell on February 14. The concert will feature Swiss composer, Honegger, as well as a selection of Romantic music.

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 female composers, such as the sisters Clara Schumann, Amy Beach, and Caroline Shaw. 

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 Fanny Mendelssohn, Jennifer Hogdon, and Nadia and Lydia Boulanger.



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. www.horausa.com
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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