Announcing Family Concerts 2017 (Concerts in March & April)

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We’re pleased to announce the 27th season of Family Concerts!

This series features nationally and locally celebrated performing artists in programs of folk, ethnic and classical music. Storytelling, dance and audience participation add to this vibrant array of concerts, created for children of all ages and their families. This year’s theme, “With Strings Attached” features three different concerts with a variety of stringed instruments including harp, guitar, dulcimer, nickelharp, fiddle, violin, viola and cello. Concerts take place at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood of St. Paul.

New this year: Choose your own pricing: tickets from $0 – $5 per person. Advanced ticket reservations are strongly encouraged (no tickets required for babes in arms up to age 1.)

2017 Concerts

Friday, March 3, 2017 • 6pm & 7:15pm
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp and Jason Vieaux, guitar

Two of America’s premier soloists and recording artists join forces in a program featuring “Spirit of Trees” by Alan Hovhaness and other works that bring music and nature together. Readings from Kondonassis’ “Our House is Round: A Kid’s Book About Why Protecting Our Earth Matters,” carry a special message from the author to all who care about protecting our natural resources.

Friday, March 24, 2017 • 6pm & 7:15pm
The Scandinavian Trio 

Featuring: Ross Sutter, guitar; Cheryl Paschke, nykelharp & fiddle; Marya Hart, piano
Scandinavian music and song fill the air when three of Minnesota’s favorite folk musicians perform a delightful program blending traditional and fun music, dances, games and stories for all ages.

Friday, April 21, 2017 • 6pm & 7:15pm
Daedalus String Quartet

Featuring: Min-Young Kim & Matilda Kaul, violins, Jessica Thompson, viola; Thomas Kraines, cello
One of our country’s leading string quartets tells stories through music, from works about cats and dogs, to music about Hansel and Gretel by young American composers, to string quartets by some of the world’s great composers like Haydn and Dvorak.

Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church
2136 Carter Ave (at Chelmsford), Saint Paul

Choose your own pricing: tickets from $0 – $5 per person. 
Ticket reservations strongly encouraged. 
Purchase online or by calling 651.292.3268 (M-F 8:30-4:30)
Music in the Park Series Family Concerts are supported by the Boss Foundation, the Trillium Family Foundation and the Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation. The Daedalus String Quartet presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring fund, a program of Arts Midwest, which is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from Minnesota State Arts Board and General Mills Foundation.
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Up Next: Gil Shaham, violin at the Ordway, Sun, Jan 8

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Up Next: Gil Shaham at the Ordway

The Schubert Club presents Gil Shaham, violin in an all Bach program on Sunday, January 8 at 3pm at the Ordway Music Theater as part of its International Artist Series. A multiple Grammy Award-winner and Musical America’s “Instrumentalist of the Year,” Shaham has become well-known for his immaculate Bach presentations.

“It’s hardly news that Shaham is an impeccable violinist, one capable of bringing out the mechanics and the majesty of Bach in equal measure. Still, it was great to be startled all over again by the brilliance of his playing, the penetrating power of his interpretations…Shaham produced a clear and beautifully focused tone, even in the busiest passages.” – Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun

Concert Details:

Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 3pm (pre-concert talk at 2pm)
Ordway Music Theater
345 Washington St, St. Paul, MN


All pieces by J.S. Bach

Sonata No.2 in A minor, BWV 1003
Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005
Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006

About the artist:

Gil Shaham already has more than two dozen concerto and solo CDs to his name, including bestsellers that have ascended the record charts in the U.S. and abroad. These recordings have earned prestigious awards, including multiple Grammys, a Grand Prix du Disque, Diapason d’Or, and Gramophone Editor’s Choice. Gil Shaham was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1990, and in 2008 he received the coveted Avery Fisher Prize. In 2012, he was named “Instrumentalist of the Year” by Musical America, which cited the “special kind of humanism” with which his performances are imbued. Read more at


Tickets are available online at, by calling 651.292.3268, or at the door. 


Now Hiring: Museum Music and Technology Intern (Paid)

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Title:   Museum Music and Technology Intern


  • Assist Director of Museum with audio/visual project to enhance the Gilman Ordway Manuscript exhibit located in the Schubert Club Museum.
  • Review and select written historical content for presentable audio and visual clips for exhibit.
  • Research and understand copyright-related practices and work with Schubert Club staff to verify copyright laws are being adhered to.  Obtain copyright permissions as needed.
  • Lead the audio recording process of selected clips read by Schubert Club artist or narrator.
  • Assist Director of Museum in selection/purchase of audio video equipment and in the work with a contractor to install equipment.
  • Work with Director of Marketing in conversion of audio materials and narrative to a rich and meaningful digital experience on the Schubert Club website.

Skills and Competencies:  Solid understanding of technology especially in video recording and audio/visual equipment. Working knowledge and/or strong interest in music and music history, not necessarily key area of study. Self-disciplined, independent, coachable worker with excellent communication skills.

Qualifications:  High school diploma and enrolled in a college or higher education program. Previous experience working in an arts organization, museum or specific project work in technology is preferred but not required.

Internship Project Dates:

  • Beginning on or near January 3, 2017.  
  • Estimated total project hours:  120-150 hours.  Hours per week and days of work are flexible but to be scheduled during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30
  • Project to conclude no later than March 1, 2017

Report to Kate Cooper, Director of Museum and Education

Salary:  This is a paid internship at a rate of $10/hour

To apply:  Send a cover letter and resume to Kate Cooper at


Schubert Club presents Songs for the Season by Minnesota Composers

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“Songs for the Season” featuring carols by Minnesota composers has become the most popular program in our free weekly noontime Courtroom Concert series. Because of its popularity, we’ve added an encore performance at the Twin Cities Public Television Street Space in Lowertown, St. Paul this year. This encore performance will also be free and will be live-streamed online. 

Schubert Club presents Songs for the Season by Minnesota Composers

December 15, 2016
12pm Courtroom Concert at Landmark Center
7pm Encore performance at Twin Cities Public Television and streaming live online at

Featuring music by local composers: Abbie Betinis, Timothy C. Takach, Linda Kachelmeier, Neal Hagberg, Joan Griffith, Ann Reed, Bob Dylan, Prince, among others.

Performed by: Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano; Laura Betinis Healy, alto; Nicholas Chalmers, tenor; Timothy C. Takach, bass, Zacc Harris, guitar, and Audrey Slote, cello. 

Both concerts are FREE, and we expect both concerts to reach capacity.
The 12pm performance will be first come, first served. We are no longer accepting reservations for the 7pm concert, though if you are interested in attending the concert, walk-ups are welcomed at the door.



FREE Sensory-Friendly Concert, Sat, Nov 12: The Swedish Trio

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Join us this Saturday morning at the Landmark Center for a free, sensory-friendly Azure Concert for families and individuals touched by autism. In “Pluck, Strum, Hammer and Bow”, the Swedish Trio will perform Scandinavian music, teach the science behind strings, and give attendees the opportunity to try the instruments!

RSVP in advance on Facebook (using this link) or by emailing

Please share this event with anyone else who might be interested!

Pluck, Strum, Hammer and Bow – Making Music with Strings
The Swedish Trio

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 11am
Weyerhaeuser Auditorium, Landmark Center, 75 W 5th St, St. Paul, MN
The Swedish Trio: Ross Sutter, Cheryl Paschke and Marya Hart

Lively Scandinavian music and song will fill the air as the Swedish Trio plays a variety of traditional stringed instruments.  Audience members will be able to play some of the instruments themselves and learn the science behind the sounds they make.
This event is FREE, but we do request that you RSVP on Facebook or by sending an email to so we are able to estimate the number of families attending. 
RSVP on Facebook here:



Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition – Now Accepting Applications

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The Schubert Club Student Scholarship Competition, held each spring, awards a total of over $50,000 annually to young musicians to be used for further musical education.

New format for 2017: Starting this year, the Competition will be spread across two weekends and two locations. Brass, Woodwinds, Voice, and Guitar will compete at Augsburg College on Saturday, March 4, and Finals will be held the following day, Sunday, March 5. Piano and Strings will compete at St. Catherine University on Saturday, March 11, and Finals will be held the following day, Sunday, March 12. 

Learn more and apply online at


Courtroom Concerts Resume Oct 13

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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. 

View the entire season


KidsJam Receives Arts Access Grant

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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


October 5 to be named “George Reid Day” in the City of St. Paul

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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!

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Special Offer!

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.



Tembembe Ensamble Continuo: “Fandango Barroco”

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:30pm

Aria, Minneapolis

“Fandango Barroco” features Tembembe Ensamble Continuo, 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.

Learn more about this performance at