Announcing the 14-15 Season!

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We are pleased to announce our 132nd season, featuring the International Artist Series at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and the Music in the Park Series at Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ. 

 

International Artist Series

The Schubert Club’s International Artist Series engages the world’s greatest artists in solo performances for audiences at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul. First presented 122 years ago, this highly sought-after recital series offers among the lowest ticket prices in America for comparable concerts. 

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Nathan Gunn, baritone &  Julie Jordan Gunn, piano

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Nathan Gunn has made a reputation as one of the most exciting and in-demand baritones of the day. His many roles include the title roles in Billy Budd, Eugene Onegin, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Hamlet; Guglielmo in Cosi­ fan tutte, the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucetia, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Belcore in L’Elisir d’Amore, and Ottone in L’incoronazione di Poppea.

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Richard Goode, piano

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Richard Goode has been hailed for music-making of tremendous emotional power, depth, and expressiveness, and has been acknowledged worldwide as one of today’s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. In regular performances with the major orchestras, recitals in the world’s music capitals, and acclaimed Nonesuch recordings, he has won a large and devoted following. In an extensive profile in The New Yorker, David Blum wrote: “What one remembers most from Goode’s playing is not its beauty—exceptional as it is—but his way of coming to grips with the composer’s central thought, so that a work tends to make sense beyond one’s previous perception of it … The spontaneous formulating process of the creator [becomes] tangible in the concert hall.”

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Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances and penetrating interpretations. An exquisite technique and ingenious flair for tonal colour are the hallmarks which make him one of the most sought-after young pianists in the world.

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Hilary Hahn, violin

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In the two decades since her professional debut, Hilary Hahn has followed her passion for adventurous programming, delving into core repertoire, contemporary music, and less familiar classic compositions with equal commitment; and bringing virtuosity, expansive interpretations, and daring repertoire choices to diverse global audiences.

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Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano & David Zobel, piano

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

“Perhaps the most potent female singer of her generation” according to the New Yorker, 2012 Grammy Award Winner Joyce DiDonato entrances audiences and critics alike across the globe. With a voice “nothing less than 24-carat gold” as proclaimed by The Times, she is among the world’s most enchanting performers and the winner of many honours including most recently the 2010 Gramophone Artist of the Year. Opera News magazine states: “The buoyant progress of DiDonato’s career has been one of the happiest opera events of the past decade,” while critics have called her technique “fearless” and praised performances ranging from “playful eroticism to imploding self-delusion to near-catatonic depression.”

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Music in the Park Series

Each season, Music in the Park Series presents a concert chamber music series at the acoustically and architecturally superb Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ, “home” to the series since 1979. This intimate setting (cap.350) makes possible a connection between performers and audiences that cannot be duplicated in larger halls. It is this special quality about the series that draws composers, performers, and audience members alike to the St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ. (2129 Commonwealth Avenue at Chelmsford) The intimate setting and post-concert gatherings foster a rare bond among composers, performers and listeners of all ages.

 

The Danish String Quartet

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Embodying the quintessential elements of a chamber music ensemble, the Danish String Quartet has established a reputation for its integrated sound, impeccable intonation and judicious balance.  The New York Times selected the group’s 2012 Scandinavian House concert as a highlight of the year: “One of the most powerful renditions of Beethoven’s Opus 132 I’ve heard live or on disc.” The Danish String Quartet makes their Twin Cities and Music in the Park Series debut in the 2014-15 season.

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Miami String Quartet with Lydia Artymiw, piano

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Praised in the New York Times as having “everything one wants in a quartet: a rich, precisely balanced sound, a broad coloristic palette, real unity of interpretive purpose and seemingly unflagging energy,”  the Miami String Quartet has established its place among the most widely respected quartets in America.  For over twenty years, their diversity in programming, poise in performance, keen sense of ensemble and impeccable musicality have made the Miami String Quartet one of the most sought after quartets in chamber music today.  The Miami returns to Music in the Park Series with their long-time musical collaborator, pianist Lydia Artymiw, who has also appeared on the series with many other celebrated chamber ensembles including the American, Daedalus and Guarneri string quartets. Artymiw is Distinguished McKnight Professor of Piano at the University of Minnesota School of Music (where she has taught since 1989).  

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Ensemble Caprice

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Recorder quartet Ensemble Caprice is renowned for its innovative interpretations of baroque music. Based out of Montreal, Ensemble Caprice has received national and international acclaim for their performances of early music under the artistic direction of Matthias Maute and Sophie Larivière. This will be Ensemble Caprice’s Music in the Park Series debut as well as their Twin Cities debut.

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Schubert Ensemble of London

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Schubert Ensemble has established itself over 30 years as one of the world’s leading exponents of music for piano and strings.  Regularly giving over 50 concerts a year, the ensemble has performed in over 40 different countries.  It has over 80 commissions to its name, has recorded over 30 critically acclaimed CDs and is familiar to British audiences through regular broadcasts on BBC Radio 3.  In 1998 the Ensemble’s contribution to British musical life was recognized by the Royal Philharmonic Society when it presented the group with the Best Chamber Ensemble Award, for which it was shortlisted again in 2010.  The Schubert Ensemble makes their Music in the Park Series debut this season.

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St. Lawrence String Quartet

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The St. Lawrence String Quartet has established itself among the world-class chamber ensembles of its generation. Since winning both the Banff International String Quartet Competition and Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 1992, the quartet has delighted audiences with its spontaneous, passionate, and dynamic performances. Alex Ross of The New Yorker magazine writes, “the St. Lawrence are remarkable not simply for the quality of their music making, exalted as it is, but for the joy they take in the act of connection.”  Frequent performers on the Music in the Park Series, the St. Lawrence String Quartet will return with a program including works by Haydn and John Adams.

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Sergio and Odair Assad, guitar duo

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Brazilian-born brothers Sérgio and Odair Assad have set the benchmark for all other guitarists by creating a new standard of guitar innovation, ingenuity and expression. Their exceptional artistry and uncanny ensemble playing come from both a family rich in Brazilian musical tradition and from studies with the guitar/lutenist Monina Távora (1921-2011), a disciple of Andrés Segovia. In addition to setting new performance standards, the Assads have played a major role in creating and introducing new music for two guitars. Their virtuosity has inspired a wide range of composers to write for them including Astor Piazzolla, Terry Riley, Radamés Gnattali, Marlos Nobre, Nikita Koshkin, Roland Dyens, Jorge Morel, Edino Krieger and Francisco Mignone.  The Assad brothers make their debut on Music in the Park Series this season.

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Single ticket prices start at just $25 for all concerts. Single Tickets will be on sale August 4, 2014.