The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art presents its holiday-themed Music and Museum First Tuesday concerts on December 4. There will be two concerts, an abbreviated 40-minute one at noon, and a full-length performance at 5:30pm. Members of the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra will perform Christmas in Venice. The North Carolina Baroque Orchestra provides audiences who may be new to baroque music an opportunity to hear this music performed on period instruments in a vigorous and exciting way, in an intimate and casual setting.
The Christmas in Venice repertoire consists of Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op.6, No. 8 (Christmas Concerto) by Arcangelo Corelli, Concerto No. 4 in F Minor, RV 297, Op. 8, No. 4 L’inverno (Winter from The Four Seasons) by Antonio Vivaldi and Sonata No. 9 in D Major by Johann Rosenmüller.
Commentary during the concert will connect the musical compositions to four Bechtler collection artists who each received coveted awards at the Venice Biennale, the renowned art exhibition that has taken place every two years since 1895.
Noon Concert: Tickets for the abbreviated, 40-minute midday concert are free for museum members and $5 for non-members. Purchase tickets online, by phone 704.353.9200 or at the visitor services desk. Same-day tickets are available for purchase at the door.
5:30 p.m. Concert: Tickets for the full-length 5:30 p.m. concert are $15 for museum members and $20 for non-members. There will be a post-concert reception and a cash bar. Purchase and reserve tickets online, by phone 704-353-9200 or at the visitor services desk. Same-day tickets are available for purchase at the door.