Bechtler Museum concert to feature work by music, dance professors
A composition by Professor of Music John Allemeier and choreography by Associate Professor of Dance Kim Jones will be featured as part of the Music and Museum concert series at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art on Sunday, May 21. The concert, performed by the Bechtler Ensemble, will present new music by five local composers, created in response to the kinetic sculpture “Santana” by Jean Tinguely.
The program is presented in coordination with the new exhibition at the Bechtler Museum “Celebrating Jean Tinguely and Santana,” which runs through Sunday, Sept. 10. Allemeier’s piece is called “Santana Mix” and is scored for flute, cello, bass and percussion.
Organized by Jones, professional dancers from Charlotte, including UNC Charlotte professor E.E. Balcos, and from the José Limόn Dance Company and the Martha Graham Dance Company, will dance to three of the five compositions: Allemeier’s “Santana Mix”; “Spectacle Machine,” by Winthrop University professor Mark Lewis; and “Speed Limit,” by Central Piedmont Community College professor Craig Bove.
A WDAV Classical Public Radio program, scheduled to air at 8 p.m., Thursday, May 18, will feature an interview with Allemeier and an excerpt of the composition “Santana Mix.”
The May 21 concert begins at 6 p.m. For more information, visit the Bechtler Museum website.