A new generation of classical music is the focus of a new concert series presented by The Schubert Club in the stylish warehouse architecture of Aria and hip atmosphere of Bedlam Lowertown. With informal seating and a contemporary presentation style, Schubert Club Mix offers a relaxed and unconventional ambiance for highest quality music making by some of the most exciting classical musicians of the day.
Anderson & Roe Piano Duo
Friday, October 3, 2014, Bedlam Lowertown
Known for their Billboard chart-topping albums, adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious, Emmy-nominated music videos, the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. Described as “the intense synchronization of genius” (ThirdCoast Digest) and “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice), the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo aims to make classical music a relevant and powerful force in society. Their Schubert Club Mix program will include the wildly popular arrangement of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, recently released on YouTube.
Brooklyn Rider with special guest Greg Saunier
Sunday, January 18, 2015, Aria
Hailed as “the future of chamber music,” the game-changing string quartet Brooklyn Rider offers eclectic repertoire in gripping performances that continue to attract legions of fans and draw rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike. NPR credits Brooklyn Rider with “recreating the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble.” For their Schubert Club Mix performance at Aria, they will be joined by special guest Greg Saunier, drummer of the Indie rock band Deerhoof. The program will feature music from the group’s cross-disciplinary commissioning project, “The Brooklyn Rider Almanac.”
Pekka Kuusisto, violin & Jay Gilligan, juggler
Tuesday, March 10, 2015, Aria
Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto, ”whose rare gift is to become rather than perform the music he plays,” (Guardian) is recognized for his fresh approach to the repertoire. A strong advocate of new music, Pekka regularly collaborates with contemporary composers and continually seeks to engage with people across the artistic spectrum, working on new interpretations of existing repertoire alongside original works. He will join forces with professional juggler Jay Gilligan, in a truly unique Bach program of musical and visual acrobatics.
Stephen Prutsman, piano
Friday, April 24, 2015, Bedlam Lowertown
Stephen Prutsman has been described as one of the most innovative musicians of his time. Moving easily from classical to jazz to world music styles as a pianist, composer and conductor, Prutsman continues to explore and seek common ground and relationships in the music of all cultures and languages. Prutsman, who was an Artistic Partner with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra for 6 years, will present a program called “Bach and Forth”, a fascinating combination of short works by J.S. Bach and other composers from throughout the ages.
Single tickets on sale August 4, 2014. Four concert packages on sale now.
Single tickets: $30 each (including fees)
Four-concert packages: $100 ($25 per concert)
All concerts general admission
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213 4th St E
St Paul, MN 55101
Aria is considered to be one of the contributing structures to the Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was originally known as the Realty Warehouse Company building, and was designed by noted architect Cass Gilbert, who designed the state Capitol. From 1992 to 2008, the building was home to the Theatre de la Jeune Lune, the celebrated company known for its rich and innovative style of theatre. After the theater closed in 2008, the four story building remained vacant until 2010 when it was acquired by First & First. First & First restored Aria to its historic glory, adding chic modern touches along the way. Aria reopened as an event venue, hosting galas, corporate events, weddings, conferences, and other social gatherings in addition to producing original programming.
105 North 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
About Bedlam Lowertown
Since 1993, Bedlam has supported a year-round calendar of local, national and international artists in theatre, dance, music, puppetry, performance art, and more. Bedlam was named Best Theater for Comedy by the City Pages in 2002, and in 2004 Bedlam was featured in the cover story of American Theater Magazine: “Hot, Hip and on the Verge: A dozen young American companies you need to know.” Originally located in Minneapolis, Saint Paul wanted a Bedlam of its very own, and, in collaboration with many new funders including ArtPlace and the Minnesota Philanthropy Partners, Bedlam Lowertown was open for trial events in fall of 2012 with the official grand opening in March of 2014.