Performing Arts/Theaters, Charlotte
MAJOR CHANGES FOR FIRST TUESDAY CONCERTS IN FALL OF 2012
Charlotte Chamber Music has merged with the Bechtler Museum.
The first Tuesday of each month during the school year (September through May), the Bechtler/Charlotte Chamber Music combine presents an opportunity for "...Exhilaration in Under an Hour" in uptown Charlotte by sponsoring free 45 minute chamber music concerts at 12:10 and again at 5:30 PM. Free wine and hors d'oeuvres are offered after the 5:30 performance. Last year programs ranged from Beethoven and Baroque to Kenneth Frazelle's "Appalachian Songbook."
Beginning on 2 October 2012, these concerts will be given on the fourth floor of the Bechtler Museum in the 500 block of South Tryon Street.
Parking is available in the Levine Center for the Arts parking garage, at 550 South Tryon Street. The Visitor entrance to the Museum is located on West Stonewall Street. (Visitors must bring their parking ticket to the Bechtler admission desk for validation. Daily rates for Bechtler visitors are $1 for the first half hour and $1 for each additional half hour.)
The season opening First Tuesday Concerts highlight the Bechtler Ensemble in the following program:
Francis Poulenc - Cello Sonata FP143 (1. Allegro, 3. Ballabile, 2. Cavatine)
Igor Stravinsky - Suite from L'Histoire du Soldat for Violin, Clarinet and Piano
Erik Satie - Gymnopedie No. 1, Lent et douloureux
The 5:30 pm concert features an additional work to enjoy:
Kurt Weill - Cello Sonato, 1. Allegro Ma Non Troppo
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