We are pleased to share with you our 139th 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.
We are also excited to introduce our second annual Featured Artist of the Season, Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson.
During the upcoming season, Ólafsson will appear on the International Artist Series and the yet-to-be-announced Schubert Club Mix series, and will participate in community engagement activities during the season.
“Having a Featured Artist each season gives Schubert Club patrons the chance to see multiple facets of a musician over a short time span,” says Barry Kempton, Schubert Club’s Artistic and Executive Director. “In his brief career, Víkingur Ólafsson has already demonstrated an ability to give spell-binding performances of music of diverse eras and styles. I’ve been fortunate to have experienced that ability live several times, and I’m thrilled he will be on our stages next season.”
Subscriptions to both the International Artist Series and Music in the Park Series are on sale starting Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 10:00 am.
2021-2022 INTERNATIONAL ARTIST SERIES
Augustin Hadelich, violin
& Orion Weiss, piano
Hailed by the New York Times as “one of the outstanding violinists of his generation,” Augustin Hadelich returns to the International Artist Series to open the 2021-22 season in November. For his International Artist Series appearance, Hadelich will be joined by acclaimed pianist Orion Weiss.
Víkingur Ólafsson, piano
Ordway Music Theater
Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson’s remarkable originality and powerful musical conviction have seen him, in just a few years, take the music world by storm to become one of the most sought-after artists of today. We are thrilled for Víkingur Ólafsson to make his Schubert Club debut in 2022, and to join us as our Featured Artist for the 2021-22 season.
Gerald Finley, bass baritone
& Julius Drake, piano
Ordway Music Theater
Gerald Finley, one of the leading singers and dramatic interpreters of his generation, makes his Schubert Club debut in 2022 along with pianist Julius Drake. Gerald Finley boasts award-winning performances and recordings, including two Grammy Awards and an unprecedented three Classic FM Gramophone awards. We’re thrilled to welcome Mr. Finley to the International Artist Series.
Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
We are delighted to welcome the astounding young pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason back to the International Artist Series in March of 2020, this time for a solo piano recital. This concert by one of the fast-rising stars in classical music is not to be missed.
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Clarinetist Anthony McGill is one of classical music’s most recognizable and brilliantly multifaceted figures. Hailed for his “trademark brilliance, penetrating sound and rich character” (The New York Times), McGill has performed with top orchestras and ensembles around the world. We are delighted to welcome him to the International Artist Series.
2021-2022 MUSIC IN THE PARK SERIES
Dover Quartet with Davone Tines, baritone
Hailed as “the young American string quartet of the moment,” (New Yorker), the Dover Quartet has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The Quartet will be joined for this Music in the Park Series Concert by bass-baritone Davóne Tines, who has been heralded as “[one] of the most powerful voices of our time” by the Los Angeles Times.
Susie Park/Benjamin Hochman
Violinist and current Minnesota Orchestra first associate concertmaster Susie Park launched her international career at age 16, and has since grown into a musician distinguished by unusual passion and versatility. For her Music in the Park Series debut, Ms Park will be joined by the Israeli pianist Benjamin Hochman.
The Grammy-nominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and the evolution of the wind quintet for the past 20 years through dynamic playing, adventurous programming, imaginative collaborations and inspirational outreach. The group returns to the Music in the Park Series with a program that blends arrangements of classical composers with music from Africa, traditional spirituals, and recent works written specifically for the Quintet.
Pavel Haas Quartet
Founded in 2002, the Pavel Haas Quartet quickly established themselves as one of Europe’s leading string quartets. The Quartet is active in Prague and have a special focus on Czech and Slovak music, continuing the burnished sound of the bohemian tradition with an exciting contemporary energy.
Sunday, April 24, 2022, 4:00 pm
Hailed by the New York Times at their Carnegie Hall debut as “invariably energetic and finely burnished…playing with earthy vigor,” Catalyst Quartet is comprised of top Laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition. Known for “rhythmic energy, polyphonic clarity and tight ensemble-playing,” the ensemeble has toured throughout the United States and abroad, including sold-out performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Chicago’s Harris Theater, Miami’s New World Center and Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. The quartet has also appeared as concerto soloists with the Bogata Filharmonica, the Sphinx Virtuosi, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Marina Piccinini, flute & Clarice & Sergio Assad
Subscriptions on sale Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 10:00 am