St. Paul (October 2014) – The Schubert Club has presented its International Artist Series in the Ordway Center Music Theater since the hall first opened in 1985. Beginning with the 2015-2016 season, The Schubert Club will present the majority of its International Artist Series concerts in the new Ordway Concert Hall. In addition, The Schubert Club will offer a new daytime series option, a popular request from ticket buyers.
In a letter to audience members, Artistic and Executive Director Barry Kempton explains, “Though The Schubert Club has presented its International Artist Series in the Ordway Music Theater ever since the Ordway opened in 1985, we are very excited about the opportunities presented by the soon-to-be-completed Concert Hall. It will have a natural acoustic better suited to recitals and chamber music, and will be a smaller, more intimate space. Furthermore, since we know many music lovers prefer to attend daytime concerts over evenings, particularly during the winter months, we are pleased to offer the choice of a daytime series or an evening series beginning next season.”
Specific International Artist Series recitals will continue to be presented in the Ordway’s Music Theater. Further details about the 2015-16 season, the artists and venues will be announced in late February 2015.
“The Concert Hall will be an instrument itself, one that has been tailored to show off skill and artistry of [classical music].”
– Paul Scarbrough, lead acoustician for the Concert Hall
About The Schubert Club:
The Schubert Club is an internationally renowned performing arts organization dedicated to expanding the enjoyment of music through world-class recitals, premier educational programs and rare collections of musical treasures.
Founded in 1882, The Schubert Club maintains a highly regarded national and international reputation among leading classical music performers. Its International Artists Series has brought Jascha Heifetz, Arthur Rubinstein, Cecilia Bartoli, Alfred Brendel, Reneé Fleming and Yo-Yo Ma, among many others, to the Twin Cities to perform in recital for sold-out audiences. Following decades of musical collaboration, Music in the Park Series is now part of The Schubert Club. Founded over 30 years ago, Music in the Park Series engages outstanding artists and chamber ensembles to present concerts in St. Anthony Park’s United Church of Christ.
The Schubert Club is a member of the Arts Partnership, programming a vibrant future for the performing arts in downtown St. Paul together with The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, the Minnesota Opera and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
The organization’s website is schubert.org
Tessa Retterath Jones