Join us for a FREE concert featuring the Winners of the 2017 Scholarship Competition

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This special concert will feature many of the scholarship winners of the 2017 Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition that took place in early March. Expect to be wowed by the incredible talent of these young artists. 

 

Schubert Club Musicians on the Rise (Competition Winners Recital) featuring winners of the Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1pm, Ordway Concert Hall
Hosted by Schubert Club Composer-in-Residence, Abbie Betinis.
 

Announcing the Strings and Piano Finalists and Winners from the Schubert Club Competition

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FINALISTS, 2017 – March 11, 2017
St. Catherine University

Piano Level I (Grades 7-9)

Joseph Caswell, P119
Shoreview, MN
The Lighthouse School
Paul Wirth

Austin Cheng, P102
Maple Grove, MN
Wayzata High School
Alexander Braginsky

Sophie Vivienne Moore, P108
Minnetonka, MN
Minnetonka High School
Daniel Rieppel

Gideon Scheeler, P109
Saint Paul, MN
Christ’s Household of Faith
Oleg Levin

Kimberly Shen, P118
Arden Hills, MN
Mounds View High School
Alexander Braginsky

Emma Taggart, P103
Blaine, MN
St. Agnes High School
Reid Smith

Piano Level II (Grades 10-12)

Chen Chen, P218
Eden Prairie, MN
Edina High School
Denis Evstuhin

Collin Jinks, P211
Bayport, MN
Stillwater Area High School
Jo Ann Link

Liam Mayo, P214
Green Bay, WI
Home School
Anthony Padilla

Evren Ozel, P207
Minneapolis, MN
Walnut Hill School for the Arts
Wha Kyung Byun

Zhen Tu, P212
Eagan, MN
Eagan High School
Lydia Artymiw

Piano Level III (College Freshman – Age 23)

Gabrielle Claus, P329
Appleton, WI
Lawrence University
Michael Mizrahi

Milou de Meij, P332
Appleton, WI
Lawrence University
Anthony Padilla

Xiaoya Gao, P320
Appleton, WI
Lawrence University
Catherine Kautsky

Matthew Harikian, P308
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Lydia Artymiw

Ming Hu, P321
Appleton, WI
Lawrence University
Catherine Kautsky

Neil Krzeski, P324
Appleton, WI
Lawrence University
Michael Mizrahi

Kaitlin Lalmond, P317
Germantown, WI
University of Minnesota
Lydia Artymiw

Mingfei Li, P328
Appleton, WI
Lawrence University
Catherine Kautsky

Daniel Eras Saborio, P305
Saint Paul, MN
University of Minnesota
Alexander Braginsky

Piano Level IV (Age 24-28)

Alison Lee, P409
Saint Paul, MN
University of Minnesota
Lydia Artymiw

Fanya Lin, P401
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Lydia Artymiw

Lydia Michel, P411
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Lydia Artymiw

Minhee Park, P408
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Alexander Braginsky

 

Strings Level I (Grades 7-9)

Catherine Carson, S101 – Violin
Northfield, MN
Northfield High School
Sally O’Reilly

Maximus Gurath, S103 – Cello
Sioux Falls, SD
Edison Middle School
Anna Clift

Derek Hwang, S106 – Cello
Dakota Dunes, SD
North High School
Peter Howard

Katya Moeller, S110 – Violin
Coralville, IA
Northwest Junior High School
Northwest Jr High

James Thompson, S109 – Violin
Brainerd, MN
Forestview Middle School
Sally O’Reilly

Joyce Zhao, S108 – Violin
Edina, MN
Valley View Middle School
Sally O’Reilly

Strings Level II (Grades 10-12)

Maria Chirinos, S212 – Violin
Faribault, MN
Shattuck-St. Mary’s School
Sally O’Reilly

Robert Hwang, S216 – Violin
Dakota Dunes, SD
North High School
Kimberly Fisher

Christopher Kwon, S222 – Cello
Maple Grove, MN
Maple Grove Senior High School
Mina Fisher

Madeline Sheard, S211 – Cello
Maple Grove, MN
Maple Grove Senior High School
Mina Fisher

Imala Witherspoon, S214 – Violin
Minneapolis, MN
Main Street School of Performing Arts
Sally O’Reilly

Nygel Witherspoon, S219 – Cello
Minneapolis, MN
Connections Academy
David Holmes

Strings Level III (College Freshman – Age 23)

Melissa Deal, S311 – Violin
Bloomington, MN
Cleveland Institute of Music
William Preucil

Elena Denny, S309 – Cello
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Tanya Remenikova

Luther Warren, S310 – Violin
New Brighton, MN
New England Conservatory
Miriam Fried

Alastair Witherspoon, S312 – Violin
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Sally O’Reilly

Louisa Woodfull-Harris, S304 – Violin
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Sally O’Reilly

Strings Level IV – No Preliminary Round

2017 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS — March 12, 2017
St. Catherine University

PIANO

Piano Level I (Grades 7-9)

1st) Joseph Caswell, P105
Shoreview, MN
The Lighthouse School
Paul Wirth

2nd) Emma Taggart, P103
Blaine, MN
St. Agnes High School
Reid Smith

Honorable Mention) Austin Cheng, P102
Maple Grove, MN
Wayzata High School
Alexander Braginsky

Honorable Mention) Kimberly Shen, P104
Arden Hills, MN
Mounds View High School
Alexander Braginsky

Piano Level II (Grades 10-12)

1st) Liam Mayo, P203
Green Bay, WI
Home School
Anthony Padilla

2nd) Evren Ozel, P202
Minneapolis, MN
Walnut Hill School for the Arts
Wha Kyung Byun

Piano Level III (College Freshman – Age 23)

1st) Daniel Eras Saborio, P309
Saint Paul, MN
University of Minnesota
Alexander Braginsky

2nd) Matthew Harikian, P308
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Lydia Artymiw

Honorable Mention) Kaitlin Lalmond, P307
Germantown, WI
University of Minnesota
Lydia Artymiw

Honorable Mention) Ming Hu, P304
Appleton, WI
Lawrence University
Catherine Kautsky

Piano Level IV (Age 24-28)

1st) Fanya Lin, P403
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Lydia Artymiw

2nd) Alison Lee, P404
Saint Paul, MN
University of Minnesota
Lydia Artymiw

 

 

STRINGS
Strings Level I (Grades 7-9)

1st) Maximus Gurath, S102 – Cello
Sioux Falls, SD
Edison Middle School
Anna Clift

2nd) Catherine Carson, S101 – Violin
Northfield, MN
Northfield High School
Sally O’Reilly

Honorable Mention) Derek Hwang, S103 – Cello
Dakota Dunes, SD
North High School
Peter Howard

Strings Level II – (Grades 10-12)

1st) Madeline Sheard, S205 – Cello
Maple Grove, MN
Maple Grove Senior High School
Mina Fisher

2nd) Nygel Witherspoon, S206 – Cello
Minneapolis, MN
Connections Academy
David Holmes

Honorable Mention) Maria Chirinos, S204– Violin
Faribault, MN
Shattuck-St. Mary’s School
Sally O’Reilly

Honorable Mention) Christopher Kwon, S201 – Cello
Maple Grove, MN
Maple Grove Senior High School
Mina Fisher

Strings Level III – (College Freshman – Age 23)

1st) Melissa Deal, S304 – Violin
Bloomington, MN
Cleveland Institute of Music
William Preucil

2nd) Elena Denny, S303 – Cello
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Tanya Remenikova

Honorable Mention) Luther Warren, S301 – Violin
New Brighton, MN
New England Conservatory
Miriam Fried

Strings Level IV – (Age 24-28)

1st) Benjamin Osterhouse, S404 – Cello
Saint Paul, MN
University of Minnesota
Tanya Remenikova

2nd) Charles Asch, S403 – Cello
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Tanya Remenikova

Honorable Mention) Julia Floberg, S405 – Cello
Minneapolis, MN
Greg Byers

Honorable Mention) Jesse Nummelin, S402 – Cello
Minneapolis, MN
Tom Rosenberg

 

Announcing the Voice, Brass & Woodwinds, and Guitar Finalists and Winners from the Schubert Club Competition

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2017 FINALISTS
March 4, 2017, Augsburg College

Voice Level I (Age 18-21)
Madison Holtze, V114
Soprano
University of Minnesota
Wendy Zaro-Mulins

Miranda Kettlewell, V110
Soprano
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Mimmi Fulmer

Claire Powling, V106
Soprano
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Mimmi Fulmer

Anja Pustaver, V118
Soprano
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
Matthew Markham

Kathryn Rupp, V120
Soprano
Simpson College
Virginia Lauridsen

Olivia Schurke, V101
Soprano
St. Olaf College
Tracey Engleman

Katherine Streckert, V109
Soprano
University of Northwestern – Saint Paul
Richard Joseph

Voice Level II (ages 22 -25)
Eric Broker, V211
Baritone
St. Olaf College
George Smith
Rhianna Cockrell, V203
Mezzo
University of Minnesota
John David De Haan

Luigi Enriquez, V206
Tenor
Luther College
Jill Phillips

Anna Hashizume, V213
Mezzo
University of Minnesota
Wendy Zaro-Mulins

Austin Sanders, V212
Baritone
Viterbo University
Daniel Johnson-Wilmot

Voice Level III (ages 26-30)
Christina Christensen, V302
Mezzo
University of Minnesota – Duluth
George Smith

Raymond Vincent Graybar, V306
Baritone
Viterbo University
Daniel Johnson-Wilmot

Juan Carlos Mendoza, V312
Tenor
University of Iowa
John Muriello

Mario Perez, V307
Tenor
Adriana Zabala

Benjamin Sieverding, V313
Bass
George Smith

Brass & Woodwinds – Level II (no preliminary round)

Brass & Woodwinds – Level III
Zach Gingerich, BW313
Trombone
University of Minnesota
Tom Ashworth

Hannah Hickman, BW310
Saxophone
University of Minnesota
Preston Duncan

Carson King-Fournier, BW319
Trombone
Northwestern University

Ryan Wallace Olson, BW312
Saxophone
University of Minnesota
Preston Duncan

Justin Sales, BW311
Saxophone
University of Minnesota
Preston Duncan

Tim Shows, BW317
Oboe
University of Minnesota
Basil Reeve

Amelia Smith, BW301
Clarinet
University of Minnesota
Alexander Fiterstein

Zixuan Yan, VW316
Flute
University of Minnesota
Immanuel Davis

Guitar (no preliminary round)

2017 WINNERS
March 5, 2017, Augsburg College

Voice Level I (Age 18-21)
1st)  Madison Holtze – V105, Soprano
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Teacher: Wendy Zaro-Mulins

2nd)  Anja Pustaver – V104
Waunakee, WI
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
Teacher: Matthew Markham

Honorable Mention)  Kathryn Rupp – V107, Soprano
Indianola, IA
Simpson College
Teacher: Virginia Lauridsen

Voice Level II (ages 22 -25)
1st)  Anna Hashizume – V205, Mezzo
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Teacher: Wendy Zaro-Mulins

2nd)  Eric Broker – V203, Baritone
Minneapolis, MN
St. Olaf College Graduate
Teacher: George Smith

Voice Level III (ages 26-30)
1st)  Ben Sieverding – V301, Bass
Minneapolis, MN
Teacher: George Smith

2nd)  Mario Perez – V305, Tenor
Saint Paul, MN
Teacher: Adriana Zabala
 
Brass & Woodwinds – Level II
1st)  Shreya Narayan – BW209, Flute
Cottage Grove, MN
East Ridge High School
Teacher: Nancy Maloney

2nd)  Elizabeth Kleiber – BW206, Flute
Hudson, WI
Hudson High School
Teacher: Susie Kuniyoshi

Honorable Mention)   Faith Helgeson – BW203, Flute
Bloomington, MN
Brightmont Academy
Teacher: Julia Bogorad-Kogan

Honorable Mention)  Anders C. Peterson – BW208, Clarinet
Northfield, MN
Interlochen Arts Academy
Teacher: Emil Khudyev

Brass & Woodwinds – Level III
1st)  Justin Sales – BW305, Saxophone
Mounds View, MN
University of Minnesota
Teacher: Preston Duncan

2nd)  Amelia Smith – BW301, Clarinet
Minneapolis, MN 
University of Minnesota
Teacher: Alexander Fiterstein

Honorable Mention)  Carson King-Fournier – BW302, Trombone
Saint Paul, MN
Northwestern University

Honorable Mention)  Zixuan Yan – BW308, Flute
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Teacher: Immanuel Davis

Guitar
1st)  Evan Taucher – G05
Milwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Teacher: Rene Izquierdo

2nd)  Chase Bernard – G05
Bloomington, MN
Normandale Community College
Teacher: Alan Johnston

Honorable Mention)  Samuel Hines – G03
Milwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Teacher: Rene Izquierdo

Honorable Mention)  Matthias Vancutsem – G06
Milwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Teacher: Rene Izquierdo

HUNTER/SCHUBERT CLUB PRIZE
Luigi Enriquez, Tenor
Decorah, IA, Luther College
Teacher: Jill Phillips

 

Announcing the 17-18 International Artist Series & Music in the Park Series

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We are very pleased to share with you our 136th 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. 

Subscriptions will be on sale Monday, February 27 at 8:30am. Single tickets will be on sale Tuesday, August 1, at 11am. The best way to guarantee tickets to these very popular series is to purchase a subscription. Read more about subscriptions at the bottom of this email.

 

2017-2018 International Artist Series

 

Sir András Schiff, piano

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 3pm
Ordway Music Theater

Pianist Sir András Schiff is known as one of the most renowned interpreters of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann. A Hungarian-born British classical pianist and conductor, he started piano at the age of five and has since received numerous major awards and honors, including the Grammy Award, Gramophone Award, Mozart Medal, and Royal Academy of Music Bach Prize. In 2014, Sir András was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to music. For his October 29 Schubert Club recital, he will perform a program featuring Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Brahms and Bach on the Ordway Music Theater stage. This will be his first Schubert Club recital in over 20 years, and we are thrilled to welcome him back to the Ordway stage. We advise you purchase your tickets early, as we expect this concert to sell out well in advance!

 

Eric Owens, bass-baritone
& Susanna Phillips, soprano

Wednesday, December 6, 10:30am & Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:30pm
Ordway Concert Hall

This concert will feature vocal superstars Eric Owens and Susanna Phillips bring a program featuring Schubert songs to the Ordway Concert Hall. Bass-baritone Eric Owens is loved for his rich, velvety voice and is a regular at major opera companies like the Metropolitan Opera and Lyric Opera Chicago. Susanna Phillips, winner of the The Metropolitan Opera’s 2010 Beverly Sills Artist Award, is in her ninth consecutive season with the Metropolitan Opera. This will be her International Artist Series debut. This popular duo recital program has been adored by audiences at Carnegie Hall and across America, and we are thrilled to share it with our Schubert Club audience. The Inquirer in Philadelphia comments on this recital program, “Owens is a master storyteller, who often gives not just the characters of the song’s scenario but the larger world in which they exist, Phillips delivers an almost microscopically close reading of the song and its protagonists, revealed with the detail of a fine Shakespearean actress. Never does she force her Mozart-weight voice while hitting various emotional peaks. No longer a merely promising young singer, she’s a mature artist with a highly personal relationship with Schubert.”

Avi Avital, mandolin
& Sérgio and Odair Assad, guitar

Tuesday, February 20, 7:30pm & Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 10:30am
Ordway Concert Hall

Avi Avital is an Israeli mandolinist, composer, and performer best known for his renditions of well-known Baroque and folk music, much of which was originally written for other instruments. Acknowledged by The New York Times for his “exquisitely sensitive playing” and “stunning agility,” Avi Avital is the first mandolin player to receive a GRAMMY nomination in the category “Best Instrumental Soloist.” After a wildly successful performance with Schubert Club Mix in 2015, we are delighted to welcome him back to hear another side of his playing.

Sérgio and Odair Assad are Brazilian-born brothers who have taken the classical guitar world by storm. Their exceptional artistry and uncanny ensemble playing come from both a family rich in Brazilian musical tradition and from studies with the guitar/lutenist Monina Távora (1921-2011), a disciple of Andrés Segovia. In addition to setting new performance standards, the Assads have played a major role in creating and introducing new music for two guitars. Their virtuosity has inspired a wide range of composers to write for them including Astor Piazzolla, Terry Riley, Radamés Gnattali, Marlos Nobre, and many others. The Assads last performed on our Music in the Park Series to a sold-out audience in May 2015. Hearing the musical talents of all three musicians together, all making their debuts on this series, will be a magical event.

 

Jennifer Koh, violin
& Shai Wosner, piano

Tuesday, March 20, 7:30pm & Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 10:30am
Ordway Concert Hall

Born of Korean parents, American violinist, Jennifer Koh, began playing the violin by chance, choosing the instrument in a Suzuki-method program only because spaces for cello and piano had been filled. She made her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 11 and went on to win the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the Concert Artists Guild Competition, and an Avery Fisher Career Grant all when she was only 18 years old. She is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance.

For this recital, she will be joined by internationally recognized Israeli pianist Shai Wosner,  both making their debuts on this series. The New York Times declared that “Mr. Wosner’s singing tone and expressive musicality complemented Ms. Koh’s insightful, richly hued playing,” and The San Jose Mercury News raved of a recent concert that “Koh’s impetuous, bright-toned phrasing was attractively set against Wosner’s flowing, articulate pianism.” 

Steven Isserlis, cello
& Richard Egarr, harpsichord

Tuesday, April 24, 7:30pm & Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 10:30am
Ordway Concert Hall

Acclaimed worldwide for his profound musicianship and technical mastery, British cellist, Steven Isserlis enjoys a distinguished career as a soloist, chamber musician, educator, author, and broadcaster. The recipient of many awards, Steven Isserlis is one of only two living cellists featured in Gramophone’s Hall of Fame. He takes a strong interest in presenting authentic performances using instruments and style that closely resemble music of the Baroque period. For this International Artist Series performance, he will be joined by the remarkable British harpsichordist Richard Egarr, in a recital featuring the viola da gamba sonatas of J.S. Bach as well as sonatas by Handel and Scarlatti.  Egarr will play a harpsichord from the Schubert Club’s keyboard collection.

Read more at schubert.org


2017-2018 Music in the Park Series

Schubert Ensemble of London

Sunday, October 8, 2017, 4pm

Since its first concert in 1983, the Schubert Ensemble of London has become widely recognized as one of the world’s leading exponents of music for piano and strings. The Ensemble has decided to bring its illustrious 35-year career to a close at the end of June 2018 in celebratory style, with over fifty concerts planned during their final season, including a return visit to Music in the Park Series. Their eclectic program features “The Whole Earth Dances,” a new, nature-inspired work by young British composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad; Vaughan Williams’ romantic and rarely-performed Piano Quintet in C-minor; and the grand finale–Franz Schubert’s much-beloved “Trout” quintet.

 

Dover String Quartet
with David Shifrin, clarinet

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 4pm

The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition. Praised by The Strad for “exceptional interpretive maturity, tonal refinement and taut ensemble,” the quartet has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The Dover’s debut disc pays tribute to the renowned Guarneri Quartet, whose members served as mentors for the ensemble. Beginning their “mostly American” program with quartets by Richard Danielpour and Bartok, the Dover is joined by clarinetist David Shifrin to perform works for clarinet and string quartet by Corigliano and young American composer Chris Rogerson, along with arrangements of Duke Ellington tunes. Shifrin is in constant demand as an orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. His numerous recordings, including trios with cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, have consistently garnered awards. A member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1989, Shifrin served as its artistic director from 1992 to 2004.

Calmus Ensemble

Sunday, December 3, 2017, 4pm

One of Germany’s most successful vocal groups, Calmus offers the unique combination of a soprano with four male voices ranging from bass to countertenor. The group has been awarded prizes in numerous international competitions, including the prestigious Concert Artists Guild Competition. Music in the Park Series brings the a cappella quintet to St. Paul with a program of carols from around the world − from 16th Italian century madrigals to traditional carols of France, Germany, Sweden and England, to American popular holiday songs. Embodying the rich choral tradition of its hometown of Leipzig, Germany, Calmus captivates both audiences and critics with its charming stage presence, flawless technique and entertaining presentations.

Parker Quartet

Sunday, February 11, 2018, 4pm

Inspiring performances, luminous sound, and exceptional musicianship are the hallmarks of the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet. Well known to Twin Cities music lovers, the Parker made its debut on Music in the Park Series in 2007, subsequently serving as Artists-in-Residence at the University of St. Thomas, at the University of Minnesota, with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and as the first-ever Artists-in-Residence with Minnesota Public Radio. Currently Blodgett Artists-in-Residence at Harvard University’s Department of Music, the Parker Quartet has distinguished itself with acclaimed recordings, including György Ligeti’s complete works for string quartet, which won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance. The Parker’s Music in the Park Series concert will feature works by Mozart, Ligeti and Bartok.

David Finckel, cello
& Wu Han, piano

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 4pm

Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han rank among the most dynamic and influential forces in classical music today. Their performances have inspired audiences around the world and have won universal critical acclaim. Partners in music and marriage, they were recipients of Musical America’s prestigious Musicians of the Year award in 2012. David and Wu Han are in their third term as Artistic Directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and founding Artistic Directors of Music@Menlo, soon to celebrate its fifteenth season. A favorite of Music in the Park audiences, David Finckel and Wu Han make their fifth appearance on the series. Their program, titled “Distinctive Voices,” highlights works of Beethoven, Bruce Adolphe, Mendelssohn, Grieg, and a repeat performance of Lera Auerbach’s “Sonata for Cello and Piano,” composed for the duo and co-commissioned by Music in the Park Series in 2004.

Lark Quartet: Past and Present

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 4pm

This unique concert will celebrate the past and present Lark Quartet through music old and new, with the original quartet – founded in 1985 in the Twin Cities by native Laura Sewell – and the current Lark Quartet members for a total of eight musicians. In keeping with Lark’s tradition of broadening the chamber music repertory through diverse commissions, members of the current and original quartets join forces to perform the Minnesota premiere of Andrew Waggoner’s work for two string quartets. Dedicated to “the once and future Lark Quartet”, the commission was supported in part by the Thelma Hunter Fund of the American Composers Forum. Moving back in time to a work regarded as “one of the miracles of 19th century music”, the group brings the Music in the Park Series season to a close with a performance of Mendelssohn’s brilliant Octet in E-flat Major, written in 1825 when the composer was only sixteen years old.

Read more at schubert.org

Subscriptions on sale Monday, February 27, 8:30am

Subscriptions are on sale starting Monday, February 27, 2017 at 8:30am and can be purchased online at schubert.org/subscribe or by calling 651.292.3268.

International Artist Series five-concert subscription prices range from $93 to $217 for the daytime package option and from $110 to $240 for the evening package option. Student subscriptions are $55 (with valid I.D. and .edu email address). 
 
Music in the Park Series six-concert subscriptions are $144. Student subscriptions are $66 (with valid I.D. and .edu email address). 
 

Single Tickets on sale Tuesday, August 1, 11am

Schubert Club Composer-in-Residence: CALL FOR PROPOSALS

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SCHUBERT CLUB COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE: CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Deadline for applications: Monday February 27, 2017

Program Summary
The Schubert Club, Minnesota’s oldest arts organization based at Landmark Center in downtown St Paul, will appoint a new Composer-in-Residence for a two-year term beginning September 1, 2017. The role of the composer will be to create music, to participate in education and community programs, and to advise and advocate on behalf of Schubert Club. The specific content of the Composer-in-Residence role will depend on the composer and their interests and strengths. The composer has the opportunity to outline in their proposal how they would shape the residency activities to fit their particular strengths and interests. In addition to being a Schubert Club part-time employee, the composer will be invited as an independent contractor to create a new work to be presented toward the end of the residency.
In addition to selecting a Composer-in-Residence, Schubert Club intends to award funding of up to $3,000 to two further composers from the shortlist of final round candidates for the creation and presentation of a new work. Consideration will be given to the possibility of including these new works in a performance presented by Schubert Club but cannot be guaranteed.
The Composer-in-Residence position is funded in part by the McKnight Foundation.

Eligibility
Composers applying for the position must be a resident of Minnesota and have a Minnesota address at the time of application. The selected composer must remain a resident of Minnesota for the duration of the residency.

Residency Priorities and Expectations
Composers applying for the position are invited to define the precise content of their residency. In your application, you should address the following expectations (residency requirements) of the Composer-in-Residence position as well as additional possible opportunities (optional) which may fit your vision for the residency:

Expectations (residency requirements)

  • A new work to be commissioned by Schubert Club in the second year of the residency
  • Involvement in Schubert Club’s community and/or education programming
  • Advisory role to the Artistic & Executive Director
  • Advocacy for Schubert Club and new music

Opportunities (optional)

  • The opportunity to program a Courtroom Concert of your original music in one or both residency years. The concert will be recorded and a copy of the recording made available to the composer
  • An advisory role in the programming of the Courtroom Concerts series, particularly those performances which feature music by Minnesota composers (currently 6-7 programs each year)
  • Talks to audiences, the Board and/or other Schubert Club patrons
  • Administrative work such as engraving music; or occasional writing projects such as blog entries or program notes; or attendance at Artistic Committee meetings

Compensation
The position will be part-time, non-exempt, 8 hours per week paid at the hourly rate of $25.00 (or $10,400 each year). In addition, Schubert Club will pay the composer a commission fee of $5,000 for a new piece of music plus reasonable copying costs and production expense associated with presenting the new work. Additional funds will be made available to pay performer fees in Courtroom Concerts.

Deadlines
Application materials must be submitted between Saturday January 28 and Monday February 27, 2017. Composers will be notified by end of March 2017 regarding the shortlist.

How to Apply
Please complete the following in the Online Application Form

  • Applicant’s Personal Information: Name, Address, Phone, Email Address, Website Link, Demographic Information
  • Web Links to Two Musical Work Samples: Work samples must be created within the last five years. Provide web links to your musical work samples (SoundCloud, YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, iCloud, etc.). Make sure the web links you provide in this application remain active until June 1, 2017. If you do not wish for your work samples to be public please make them unlisted so the committee will still have access.
  • Together the work samples should demonstrate your creative voice. (30 minutes max for both complete works). For each work sample you will be asked to provide the Title, Duration, Year of Completion, Ensemble/Performers’ Name(s), Instrumentation, Brief Description of the Work. (100 words maximum)
  • Additional Musical Materials: Such as scores, charts, or information that give context for listening to these works. If your work involves improvisation, describe the role you played in creating the piece. You have the option of uploading two PDFs (up to 10MB each) or providing a web link to your additional materials. Panelist will not have access to music notation, electronic music, graphic, video, or other specialized software.
  • Description of Proposed Residency and new work: 1,500 words maximum.
  • Upload an Artist Resume or current bio: Two pages maximum – PDF only – up to 10 MB.

Review Process
Applications will be reviewed by a three-person panel. All decisions made by the panel will be final.
A short list of up to five composer applicants will be identified according to the following criteria for assessment:

  • Artistry: the quality of the composer’s work based on review of the scores and other materials submitted.
  • Potential impact: the likelihood of success of the composer’s proposal, and the impact of their work on both Schubert Club and the composer.
  • Capacity: the ability of the composer to achieve success in what they propose to do.

The selection panel will be asked to identify a short list of qualified candidates reflecting the full diversity (race, gender, musical background) of the applicant pool.
Short-listed composers will be invited to interview in order to discuss their proposal and aspirations for the residency.
We acknowledge and thank the American Composers Forum for their help in administering the search process for this position.

About the Schubert Club
For 135 years, Schubert Club has invited the world’s finest recital soloists and ensembles to the Twin Cities and promoted the finest musical talents of our community through performances, education, and museum programs. It has secured a prominent and distinguished reputation among musical organizations nationwide, and is one of the first arts organizations in the country.

Schubert Club Composer-in-Residence Application Questions and Materials

Here are the questions and materials that will be asked for in the application. Please make sure you have everything you need below before you begin.

  • First Name
  • Middle Name
  • Last Name
  • Address Line 1
  • Address Line 2
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Work Sample 1: Title
  • Works Sample 1: Duration
  • WS1: Year of Completion
  • Work Sample 1: Ensemble/Performer’s Name(s)
  • Work Sample 1: Instrumentation
  • Work Sample 1: Brief Description of the Work (700 Characters – 100 words max)
  • Work Sample 1: Audio or Video Web link–Make sure the web links you provide in this application remain active until June 1, 2017. If you do not wish for your work samples to be public please make them unlisted so the committee will still have access.)
  • Additional Musical Material 1: Score/Chart/or Information (PDF only – up to 10MB)–Such as scores, charts, or information that give context for listening to these works. If your work involves improvisation, describe the role you played in creating the piece.
  • Work Sample 2: Title
  • Works Sample 2: Duration
  • WS2: Year of Completion
  • Work Sample 2: Ensemble/Performer’s Name(s)
  • Work Sample 2: Instrumentation
  • Work Sample 2: Brief Description of the Work (700 Characters – 100 words max)
  • Work Sample 2: Audio or Video Web link–Make sure the web links you provide in this application remain active until June 1, 2017. If you do not wish for your work samples to be public please make them unlisted so the committee will still have access.
  • Additional Musical Materials 2: Score/Chart/or Information (PDF only – up to 10MB)–Such as scores, charts, or information that give context for listening to these works. If your work involves improvisation, describe the role you played in creating the piece.
  • Description of Your Proposed Residency and Your New Work (9,500 characters or about 1,500 words)
  • Artist resume or current bio (two pages maximum – PDF only – up to 10 MB)
  • Demographic form
    • (Optional) Race/Ethnicity

      Please check all that apply.

    • (Optional) I identify my gender as

      (Female, Male, something else (please specify))

For questions please contact Aly Fulton-Kern at afulton@schubert.org or 651.292.3264

 

Apply Online Now

 

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
 

Program:

All pieces by J.S. Bach

Sonata No.2 in A minor, BWV 1003
Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
INTERMISSION
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 schubert.org/concerts/gil-shaham.

 

Tickets are available online at schubert.org, 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

Duties:  

  • 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

kcooper@schubert.org

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

To apply:  Send a cover letter and resume to Kate Cooper at kcooper@schubert.org

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 schubert.org/songsfortheseason

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 ticketing@schubert.org

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 ticketing@schubert.org so we are able to estimate the number of families attending. 
RSVP on Facebook here: facebook.com/events/785967241545600/