Now in its fourth season, Schubert Club Mix is an innovative series that takes the formality out of classical music. Audiences are treated to remarkable and intimate performances with relevant artists who are influencing the musical landscape of today. A mix of old and new, presented in the stylish venues of Aria in downtown Minneapolis and TPT’s new Street Space in St. Paul’s Lowertown, this series is unique to The Schubert Club and not to be missed. 



2016-2017 Season

Tembembe Ensamble Continuo

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:30pm, Aria

“Fandango Barroco” features Tembembe, a 5-member instrumental and vocal ensemble from Mexico. Bringing together the sound world of the Hispanic baroque guitar and the music of Mexican and Latin American contemporary culture, Tembembe explores the similarities between the instruments and practices of these two traditions. Expect a riveting performance including song and dance that brings alive the festive spirits of both the Hispanic fandango of the 17th century and contemporary traditional fandango.

Tim Fain: “Portals: A Multi-Media Exploration of Longing in the Digital Age

Thursday January 19, 2017, 7:30pm, TPT Street Space

This live concert/video hybrid presentation by violinist Tim Fain is his musical exploration of the human longing for connection in the digital age. Expect a combination of music, film and dance including a work for solo violin by Philip Glass (written for Fain), film choreographed and directed by Black Swan’s Benjamin Millepied, the music of Pulitzer Prize winning composers Aaron Jay Kernis, William Bolcom, and Kevin Puts, and the acclaimed Nico Muhly and Lev Zhurbin, all interwoven with films by Kate Hackett and spoken-word poetry by Leonard Cohen, read by radio personality Fred Child.  

“I wanted to expand on what a performance can be. Plenty of people use video, but I wanted to make something that really reflected growing up with Skype and Facebook—I mean, I’m addicted to my phone as much as everybody else, but I wanted to use that for something compelling and beautiful.” -Tim Fain


Thursday March 16, 2017, 7:30pm, Aria

World-renowned Norwegian trumpeter, Tine Thing Helseth formed her ten-person (all female) brass ensemble in 2007 after she and some trumpet playing friends watched a string orchestra.  They were inspired to recreate the same level of ensemble on brass instruments, playing great repertoire at the highest level possible.  tenThing’s music are all original arrangements by Norwegian guitarist and arranger Jarle G. Storløkken. Their pieces (sometimes with choreography) span an eclectic range of repertoire from Grieg and Bizet to Piazzolla and Kurt Weill.

Roomful of Teeth

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 7:30pm, Aria

Roomful of Teeth is a Grammy-winning eight-person vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice.  They have studied Tuvan throat singing, yodeling, Hindustani music and other vocal techniques from around the world to shape their unique sound.  The performance at Aria will include a world premiere of a new commission by experimental pop artist Nick Zammuto and the Minnesota premiere of group member Caroline Shaw’s Pulitzer Prize-winning composition, Partita for 8 Voices, “A highly polished and inventive a cappella work uniquely embracing speech, whispers, sighs, murmurs, wordless melodies and novel vocal effects” (New Amsterdam Records).

Co-presented by The Schubert Club, Walker Art Center and the SPCO’s Liquid Music Series

Christopher O’Riley

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 6pm & 8:30pm, TPT Street Space

American pianist (and host of NPR’s From the Top) Christopher O’Riley will play J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations paired with Metamorphosis No. 2 by Philip Glass. Come early to enjoy interactive technology components.


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Single tickets will be on sale August 1, 2016. 

All concerts general admission.

Order online or call 651.292.3268 (M-F, 8:30-4:30)

 In the News:

Pioneer Press: Schubert Club Mix series is ‘new generation of classical music’

MinnPost: Schubert Club Mix: Old and new music in nontraditional venues


TPT Street Space
172 4th St E, St Paul, MN 55101 Google Maps 
Opened in the fall of 2015, this gathering place will be used for public events, lectures and performances including future episodes of “The Lowertown Line,” PBS show screenings and community discussions. The space will represent an age of inclusion, collaboration and innovation for public TV.

105 North 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401 Google Maps
Aria 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. 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.

I believe there are music-lovers in our community for whom the formality and rituals of a traditional classical music performance in a traditional concert venue are something of a deterrent to attending.  Our idea behind Schubert Club Mix is to relax our presentation style and the ambiance of the venue without at all compromising the quality of the music-making.  
–Barry Kempton, Artistic & Executive Director of The Schubert Club

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