Courtroom Concerts feature local artists of the highest caliber from the Twin Cities and surrounding area, as well as occasional musical newcomers to Minnesota. Highlights in the 2016-17 season include Flying Forms Baroque Ensemble, Elkina Sisters piano duo, Artaria String Quartet, Ladyslipper Ensemble, Laura Caviani Jazz Trio, and the Lux String Quartet. This season will continue the tradition of highlighting music by Minnesota composers including Jeffrey Van, Linda Kachelmeier, Patrick O’Shea, Abbie Betinis, and Edie Hill, along with the return of the ever-popular “Songs of for the Season, by Minnesota Composers” concert in December. The Courtroom Concerts will also feature winners–past and present–from the Schubert Club’s Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition.
The Schubert Club has been awarded an Arts Access grant from the State Arts Board specifically to support KidsJam in various Twin Cities community centers. KidsJam, first introduced in the spring of 2014 is designed for kids ages 5-14 to play, listen, learn and create with music. Throughout the 75-minute workshops, children get involved through creative activities and movement, and learn about the people, cultures, and sounds behind the music. This is the first time we’ve received an Arts Access award from the Arts Board! Learn more about KidsJam
Mayor Christopher Coleman will proclaim thiscoming Wednesday (October 5) as George Reid Day in recognition of the many contributions he has made as a trustee, educator, artist and friend of the Schubert Club, the Minnesota Museum of American Art, Public Art Saint Paul and many other arts institutions around the Twin Cities. We are proud to celebrate this extraordinary community leader.
Through Oct 4, purchase a PICK-3 Schubert Club Mix package and save 50% on tickets to Tembembe!
If you purchase a PICK-3 package, you’ll save $2 on each ticket in your package, and if you include Tembembe in your package, you’ll save 50% on your Tembembe tickets! Valid through October 4, 2016. Not valid on previously purchased tickets.
Announcing the 2016-17 Courtroom Concert Season
(Free weekly noontime concerts at Landmark Center)
SAINT PAUL, MN (September 15, 2016) —The Schubert Club’s popular Courtroom Concert Series, hosted by Composer-in-Residence Abbie Betinis, opens its 24th season of free weekly concerts on Thursday, October 13 at noon. Courtroom Concerts are held most Thursdays, October 13 through April 27, in Courtroom 317 of Landmark Center. They are free and open to the public. The Courtroom Concert Series is co-sponsored by Minnesota Landmarks and the Schubert Club.
Courtroom Concerts feature local artists of the highest caliber from the Twin Cities and nearby surrounding area, as well as occasional musical newcomers to the area. Highlights in the 2016-17 season include Flying Forms Baroque Ensemble, Elkina Sisters piano duo, Artaria String Quartet, Andrew Lovato, baritone, Ladyslipper Ensemble, Laura Caviani Jazz Trio and the Lux String Quartet. This season will also continue the tradition of highlighting music by Minnesota composers including Jeffrey Van, Linda Kachelmeier, Patrick O’Shea, Abbie Betinis, and Edie Hill, along with the return of the ever-popular “Songs of for the Season, by Minnesota Composers” concert in December. The Courtroom Concerts will also feature winners–past and present–from the Schubert Club’s Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition.
These one-hour concerts often reach capacity. Complimentary coffee is served.
About the Host:
Composer Abbie Betinis writes music called “inventive, richly melodic” (The New York Times), “superb, whirling, soaring” (Tacoma News Tribune), and “the highlight” of the program (Boston Globe). With over 50 commissioned works for ensembles such as Cantus, the New England Philharmonic, and The Rose Ensemble, Abbie has been awarded a McKnight Composer Fellowship, grants from the American Composers Forum, ASCAP, and Jerome Foundation, and was recently listed in NPR Music’s Top 100 Composers Under 40. A resident of Saint Paul, she is adjunct professor of composition at Concordia University and composer-in-residence with the Schubert Club.
Courtroom Concerts 2016-2017 Schedule
Samuel Calvo Rosenstone, piano; Keith Yánes, bass; Tarek Abdelqader, drums
I. Dolce Wind Quintet
II. Christopher Atzinger, piano
Francesca Anderegg, violin; Brent Funderburk, piano
I. Mimi Tung, piano
II. Aura Duo: Laura Sewell, cello; Ora Itkin, piano
Andrew Lovato, baritone; Mary Jo Gothmann, piano
Songs for the Season by Minnesota Composers
Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano; Laura Betinis, alto;
Nicholas Chalmers, tenor; Timothy C. Takach, bass
Laura Caviani Jazz Trio
I. Ian Snyder, violin; Susan Garrelts, piano
II. Charles Asch, cello; Ann DuHamel, piano
I. Eric Broker, baritone; Lara Bolton, piano
II. C.J. Longabaugh, saxophone; Justin Sales, saxophone; Casey Rafn, piano
I. Academy of Voices
II. Nancy Oliveros, violin; Mary Ellen Haupert, piano
Hannah Peterson Green, flute; Joe Trucano, pianoFebruary 9
Irina and Julia Elkina, duo piano
Music of Minnesota Composers Linda Kachelmeier and Patrick O’Shea:
Alan Dunbar, baritone; Meredith Mihm, piano
I. Nirmala Rajasekar, veena
II. Flying Forms: Marc Levine, baroque violin; Tulio Rondón, baroque cello; Tami Morse, harpsichord
Artaria String Quartet
Sahar Hassan, mezzo soprano; Phil Rukavina, theorbo; Paul Berger, lute; Ginna Watson violin; Mary Burke, viola da gamba
Music of Minnesota Composer Abbie Betinis
Brannon Cho, cello
Music of Minnesota Composer Jeffrey Van:
Jeffrey Van, guitar; Brenda Mickens, violin; Clara Osowski, mezzo soprano
Musicians from Lakes Area Music Festival
Music of Schubert Club Composer Mentorship Students
Lux String Quartet
Music of Minnesota Composer Edie Hill
Linda Chatterton, flute; Kristian Anderson, guitar
Schedule subject to change.
For more information and detailed program information, please visit schubert.org/
Live at the Museum 2016-2017
On four evenings this season, favorite local artists bring live classical music—and more— to the galleries of the Schubert Club Museum in historic Landmark Center in downtown St. Paul. Complimentary wine, sparkling water, and treats will be served with each event, and the Museum will be open for concert-goers to explore beginning at 6:30pm the evening of each concert.
Tickets for all Live at the Museum events are just $12 if purchased in advance, or $16 at the door. These concerts often sell out.
Live at the Museum 2016-2017 Season
The Fortepiano and the First Romantics with Michael Tsalka
Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 7:30pm
Works by Ferdinand Ries, Ludwig van Beethoven, W.A. Mozart and Luigi Cherubini
Enjoy works by these celebrated composers performed by Michael Tsalka on fortepiano in celebration of his recent recording on instruments from the Schubert Club collection. These Viennese keyboards, highly praised and respected by Beethoven and other great musicians from the times, were known for their clarity of tone and fast, responsive action and damping. Michael Tsalka demonstrates a masterly control of dynamics, and is moreover thoroughly attentive to phrasing and tempi in a way that totally explains the music of these great masters.
Ole Bull and the Hardanger Fiddle with Peter Sheppard Skaerved
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 7:30pm
Peter Sheppard Skaerved is one of very few violinists to have performed and recorded on the violins of Paganini, Viotti, Joachim, Kreisler, and Ole Bull. One of the gems from Schubert Club’s historical instrument collection includes an exquisite 19th century Norwegian Hardanger fiddle believed to once be the property of Ole Bull around 1860. Spend the evening with Peter as he shares interesting stories of Bull and this amazing instrument along with performing music of Ole Bull and others on this historical instrument.
Music and Tales From the Schubert Club Manuscripts
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:30pm
Featuring: Vern Sutton, tenor and narrator; Maria Jette, soprano; Michael Sutton, violin; and Donald Livingston, keyboard
Enjoy another season to read between the lines of an all new set of letters from the Schubert Club’s famous Gilman Ordway Manuscript collection. Vern Sutton will explore the details surrounding the music and personalities of Beethoven, Mozart, Liszt, Brahms, Elgar, and Bloch. Then hear live performances of these composer’s works with historically enlightened ears.
Sing, Poet! American Songs of Celius Dougherty
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 7:30pm
Featuring: Mark Bilyeu, piano; Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano; and other Source Song Festival Musicians
Join the Artistic Directors of the Source Song Festival, Mark Bilyeu and Clara Osowski as they offer the second of three evenings dedicated to the music of locally born and internationally recognized Celius Dougherty. The evening will be rich with multi-media interviews, recordings, manuscripts, and letters from both the University of Minnesota and the Schubert Club collections.
Hill House Chamber Players 2016-2017
The Hill House Chamber Players are Julie Ayer, violin; Catherine Schubilske, violin; Thomas Turner, viola; Tanya Remenikova, cello; and Mary Jo Gothmann, piano. The Players perform at the historic James J. Hill House on Summit Ave in St. Paul, Minnesota. The series is cosponsored by The Schubert Club and the Minnesota Historical Society.
The Hill House Chamber Players will present “Women of Note,” in three sets of concerts during the 2016-2017 season. They will explore rarely heard gems by women composers, as well as favorite works for piano and strings by Schumann, Mozart, and Faure.
New this season! Come early for a conversation with Emily Hogstad from 6:45-7:15pm.
Single and season tickets can be purchased by calling 651.296.5662.
Hill House Chamber Players 2016-2017 Season
October 10 & 17, 2016, 7:30pm
Amy Beach: Quintet for Piano and Strings in F-sharp minor, Op 67
Judith Lang Zaimont: Calendar Collection for Solo Piano (excerpts)
Robert Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Opus 44
March 6 & 13, 2017, 7:30pm
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K.493
Rebecca Clarke: Viola Sonata
Clara Wieck Schumann: Piano Trio in G minor, Op 17
May 1 & 8, 2017, 7:30pm
Lili Boulanger: Two Morceaux: Nocturne and Cortege
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: Piano Trio in D minor, Op 11
Gabriel Faure: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op 15
Programs subject to change
Join the Hill House Chamber Players at the Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl!
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 2-4pm
The Baroque Room, 275 E 4th St, #280, Saint Paul
Thank you to our many volunteers
If you are a Schubert Club volunteer or interested in becoming one, please join us on Monday, Sept 19, 6pm or Tuesday, Sept 20, 11:30am in the Schubert Club Museum for a volunteer appreciation event. There will be refreshments, fellowship, musical entertainment and lots of information about the wonderful programs and volunteer opportunities with the Schubert Club. This event is free, but we do request that you RSVP to email@example.com or call 651-292-3266.
Project CHEER (Creative Help through Enrichment and Educational Resources) is a program of the Schubert Club and has been operating at the Hallie Q. Brown/ Martin Luther King Center since 1969 offering free piano and guitar lessons to students who would not otherwise prioritize private music instruction.
Project CHEER registration for returning families is Tuesday, September 6 from 3-6pm. Open Registration for all families is Wednesday, September 7 from 3-5:30. Registration is done in person in a first come first served basis.
Learn more at schubert.org/projectcheer.
Governor Mark Dayton declares August 8 “Dominick Argento Day” in the state of Minnesota
The Governor of Minnesota has declared August 8, 2016 as a statewide “Dominick Argento Day.”
Our friends at the Source Song Festival are celebrating with two concerts book-ending their week-long festival of song:
August 8th, 8pm, Ted Mann Concert Hall
OpenSource: A Dominick Argento Celebration
Hosted by MPR’s Brian Newhouse, this concert features live interviews with the composer and those artists who premiered some of his most famous song cycles. Featuring: Håkan Hagegård, Martin Katz, Maria Jette, Adriana Zabala, Michael Slattery, Jeffrey Van, and Jesse Blumberg.
August 13th, 8pm, Ordway Concert Hall:
An evening of Argento’s two seminal vocal works The Andrée Expedition and From the Diary of Virginia Woolf which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1975. Featuring: Tyler Duncan, Jesse Blumberg, Alan Dunbar, Tyler Wottrich, Kate Maroney, Ann Cravero, Erika Switzer and Hagegård himself.
For a full listing of events and more details, please visit sourcesongfestival.org/events.