Join us Tuesday, Nov 5 for a Live at the Museum event combining music, art and technology

By Schubert Club

Tuesday, Nov 5 is the second Live at the Museum Concert of the season. This concert titled ‘To Be… To Fear…’ is the second concerts in a set of three chamber music performances combining chamber music for piano, violin and cello with projections of paintings by Spanish master Francisco de Goya.

Featuring: Ora Itkin, piano; Karen Kim, violin; Tom Rosenberg, cello; Scott Winters, media and the paintings of Francisco de Goya

We recommend you purchase your tickets in advance if possible as the first concert in this series was near capacity.

November 5, 2013, 7:30pm

November 12, 2013, 7:30pm

Landmark Center, Courtroom 317




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Conceived by Twin Cities pianist Ora Itkin, the purpose of the evenings is to provoke reflection and introspection among the audience and not to teach about paintings or music. According to Itkin, “Art triggers questions without providing answers. Art provokes, and each individual can respond to that provocation however he or she chooses. Our goal for each evening is to let our audience experience and respond to what they hear and see as they prefer—without any direction of a right way or wrong way. We hope the dual sensory exposure to great chamber music and the great paintings of Goya will prompt a variety of responses from everyone.”

Itkin will be joined by violinist Karen Kim and cellist Thomas Rosenberg. Scott Winters has designed and coordinated the visual media presentation.

Performance and Program Details
The exploration of Goya’s paintings and associated music is divided into three distinct programs:

November 5, 2013, 7:30pm

Ysaye Sonata for Solo Violin, Opus 27, No. 2, Jacques Thibaud
Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 2, Opus 14
Messiaen Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus from Quartet for the End of Time
Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Opus 67

November 12, 2013, 7:30pm

Schumann Kreisleriana Opus 16
Kodaly Duo for Violin and Cello
Schubert Andante con moto, from Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat major, Opus 100, D 929
Schubert Andante un poco mosso, from Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat, Opus 99, D 898

Performances will take place at St. Paul’s historic Landmark Center, Courtroom 317, located at 75 West 5th Street, Saint Paul, MN.

Tickets are $12 in advance or $16 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling The Schubert Club Ticket Office at 651.292.3268

Ora Itkin: Russian born pianist, Ora Itkin, graduated from Russian Academy of Music in Moscow. After emigrating to Israel and completing her music studies from Tel-Aviv University and Hebrew University of Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music her performing carrier blossomed and brought her to different places such as Russia, Israel, Belgium, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Italy, where she performed and was broadcasted live on radio. Currently, Ms.Itkin lives in Twin Cities (MN) and successfully combines teaching and performing career. An active soloist and a chamber musician she appeared in a major concert venues in Twin Cities such as The Schubert Club, Minnesota Orchestra Hall, Sundin Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Temple Israel, University of Minnesota and others. Several of her live performances at the Schubert Club have been broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio. Ms.Itkin is a piano faculty at the University of St.Thomas and the St.Paul Conservatory of Music.

Karen Kim: Grammy Award-winning violinist Karen Kim is widely hailed for her sensitive musicianship, expressive nuance, and passionate commitment to chamber and contemporary music. She has performed extensively throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, appearing in such venues as Carnegie Hall’s Zankel and Weill Recital Halls, Vienna’s Musikverein, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and Angel Place in Sydney, Australia. Her recordings as a founding member of the Parker Quartet from 2002 to 2012 include the complete string quartets of György Ligeti, which received the Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance in 2011. With the Parker Quartet, Karen Kim also received the Grand Prize and Mozart Prize at the 2005 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition. Karen Kim plays a Joseph Rocca violin made in 1852.

Cellist Thomas Rosenberg is nationally known as a dynamic teacher, chamber music coach, and performer and since 1981, the Artistic Director of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. He is on the faculties of Carleton College, Macalester College and the McNally Smith College of Music, maintains an award-winning pre-college private studio of cellists and chamber ensembles and is Director of the Green Lake Chamber Music Camp in Wisconsin. A member of the Schubert Piano Trio and The Isles Ensemble, he also performs occasionally with other area ensembles including the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra. He is recipient of top chamber music prizes at the Munich (Germany), Portsmouth (England), and Chicago’s “Discovery” Competitions, the McKnight Performing Artist Fellowship Award, Arts Educator of the Year from the Michigan/Indiana Arts and Sciences Council, the 2007 Indiana Governor’s Arts Award, the “Master Studio Teacher Award” from ASTA Minnesota, and is a three-time Naumburg Chamber Music Award finalist. Previously, he was a founding member of the highly acclaimed Chester String Quartet with whom for twenty years he toured internationally, made numerous recordings and was on the faculty of Indiana University South Bend from 1980-1998.