Wednesday Night Live: Pride Celebration
In honor of National Pride Month in June, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art invites our Charlotte communities to join us for a Wednesday Night Live Pride Celebration featuring performances by the Charlotte Pride Band. Enjoy a large ensemble performance on the Bechtler Plaza, a brass quintet and wind quintet inside the museum’s lobby, and a special small chamber ensemble collaboration with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in the musem galleries. The mission of the Charlotte Pride Band is to provide an open, inviting environment for musicians of all ability levels while promoting the value and respect of LGBTQIA+ people in the Charlotte metropolitan area through quality musical performance.
In addition, enjoy free museum access to the Bechtler, the Gantt, and the Mint from 5 - 9 PM, as part of the weekly Wednesday Night Live series, presented by Bank of America. Enjoy full access to the Bechtler’s current exhibition on writer, journalist, photographer, traveler, cosmopolitan and lesbian icon Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908-1942), who was one of the most dazzling and contradictory figures in modern European cultural history.
Charlotte Pride Band Performance Schedule
5:00- 9:00PM - FREE ADMISSION | All galleries open
6:00-6:30 PM - Large Ensemble performance on the Bechtler Plaza
6:30-7:00 PM - Brass Quintet performance in the Bechtler Lobby
7:00-7:30 PM – In collaboration with Charlotte Symphony Orchestra musicians, performances by Samuel Sparrow (clarinet), Gabriel Slensenger (trumpet), along with Charlotte Pride Band small chamber ensembles will take place in the 2nd-floor gallery
7:30-8:00 PM - Wind Quintet performance in the Bechtler Lobby
Get to Know Charlotte Pride Band
Since 2010, Charlotte Pride Band (CPB) has cultivated an open, inviting environment for musicians of all ability levels while promoting the value and respect of LGBTQIA+ people in the Charlotte metropolitan area through quality musical performances.
Our vision is that through music, any community can be brought together. We provide high-quality performances for the enjoyment and support of our community at large so that one day, we all will live in a diverse, supportive community that is welcoming to everyone.
CPB performs four full ensemble concerts each year under the direction of Artistic Director John Stanley Ross and Assistant Artistic Director O’Shae Best. The band also marches in area parades, supports local causes with pep band performances, and provides music for private events using a variety of small ensembles.