Now Hiring: Part-time Museum Guides

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Schubert Club Museum Guides

Part-time, Non-exempt

Supervisor: Kate Cooper

Positions Supervised: None

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Schubert Club Museum Guides are creative, imaginative, enthusiastic individuals who enhance each visitor’s experience
through their interpersonal skills and knowledge. The position is a part-time position, responsible for augmenting and
improving our museum visitor’s experience through stories that illuminate the collection and share the role of Schubert
Club as a cultural gem of our community.

RESPONSIBILITIES, EXPECTATIONS & SUCCESS CHARACTERISTICS

  • Enjoy interacting and meeting with people from a variety of ages and backgrounds.
  • Able to speak comfortably before groups of people
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to accept supervision
  • Enthusiastic and flexible
  • Honor time commitments for any scheduled assignments, including regular museum hours and special
    events or programs
  • Must be available to work some Sunday afternoons
  • Provide great customer service by creatively solving problems and responding to visitor questions and
    concerns
  • Capable of learning new material rapidly and willing to spend time and expend the effort necessary to
    study the Schubert Club Museum collection. Reading material includes the Schubert Club Museum
    Interpretive Plan
  • Extensive prior knowledge of music history and repertoire is not required but a prospective guide should
    have a working knowledge of music and a desire to learn
  • Physically able to lead tours around the museum
  • Dress appropriately to represent the Schubert Club in public

This position reports to the Director of Education and Museum

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of a High School diploma
  • Experience in customer/visitor services
  • Previous experience working in a museum or a similar cultural organization
  • Basic keyboard proficiency

HOW TO APPLY

  • Please send resume and letter of intent to Kate Cooper at kcooper@schubert.org by January 17, 2019. 

Call for Proposals: Schubert Club Composer-in-Residence

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SCHUBERT CLUB COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE:  CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Applications may be submitted beginning January 8 through February 10, 2019 by using this link.

Selected applicants will be asked to interview at the Schubert Club offices on March 20 and 21.

1/16/19 Update: Click here to view a video featuring Reinaldo Moya, our current Composer-in-Residence, sharing insight on his experience in the position.

Program Summary

Schubert Club, Minnesota’s oldest arts organization based at Landmark Center in downtown Saint Paul, will appoint a new Composer-in-Residence for a two-year term from September 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021.  The role of the composer will be:

  • to create music
  • to participate in education and community engagement programs
  • to advise Schubert Club leadership
  • to advocate on behalf of Schubert Club

The specific content of the residency will depend to a large extent on the composer.  Composers interested in applying for the position are invited to outline in their proposal exactly how they will 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 for presentation 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 a maximum of two composers from the shortlist of finalists for the advancement of their composition career.  Consideration will be given to the possibility of including their work in a Schubert Club presentation, but this is not guaranteed.

The Composer-in-Residence position is funded in part by the McKnight Foundation.

Eligibility

Composer applicants must be a resident of Minnesota for the full duration of the residency and have a Minnesota address at the time of application.

Residency Priorities and Expectations

Composers applying for the position are invited (a) to give a short description of the new work they propose to write and (b) to outline the additional activities they would like to pursue during their residency. 

New work

  • A new work to be commissioned and presented by Schubert Club in the second year of the residency.

Residency Activities

In their application, composers should address both the mandatory requirements of the residency and all additional elements they envisage.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Involvement in Schubert Club’s community engagement and/or education programming
  • Advisory role to the artistic leadership of Schubert Club
  • Advocacy for Schubert Club and new music

Examples of potential additional activities:

  • The opportunity to program a Courtroom Concert of original music in one or both residency years. The concert(s) would 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) 
  • Opportunities to present talks to audiences, the Board and/or other Schubert Club patrons
  • Administrative work such as engraving music
  • Occasional writing projects such as blog entries or program notes
  • Attendance at Artistic Committee meetings

Compensation

The position will be part-time, non-exempt, 8 hours per week paid at the hourly rate of $26.00 (or $10,816 each year). In addition, Schubert Club will pay the composer a commission fee of $6,000 for a new piece of music plus reasonable copying costs and production expense associated with presenting the new work.  Additional funds are available to pay artist fees in Courtroom Concerts.

Deadline

Application materials must be submitted between January 8 and February 10, 2019.  Composers will be notified in early March 2019 regarding the shortlist.

Online Information Sessions

Two 45-minute information sessions will be offered on the following days:

  • Monday, January 14 at 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 16 at 11:30am

To register for one of these sessions, receive log-in information, and submit questions in advance if you have them, please contact Anna Torgerson at atorgerson@schubert.org .

How to Apply

Please complete the following in the Online Application (available here on January 8):

1. 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, 2019.  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)

2. Additional Musical Materials: Please provide items 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.  The selection panelists will not have access to music notation, electronic music, graphic, video, or other specialized software.

3. Description of your Proposed New Work (300 words max.)

4. Description of your Proposed Residency (500 words max.)

5. Artist Resume or Current Bio (2 pages maximum – PDF only – up to 10 MB)

6. Artist’s Personal Information: Name, Address, Phone, Email Address, Website Link, Demographic Information.

Schubert Club seeks to be inclusive and accessible to all applicants.  For this reason, we request information on race/ethnicity and gender of all applicants.  This helps us assess whether the program is achieving its diversity objectives.

Review Process

Applications will be reviewed by a selection panel.  A short list of 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.
  • Impact: the likelihood of the composer’s work to make a difference in the community, and the impact of their work on both Schubert Club and the composer.
  • Capacity: the ability of the composer to be successful in their proposed activities.

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 on March 20 and 21 in order to discuss their proposal and aspirations for the residency.

About Schubert Club

Mission:  Schubert Club cultivates a passion for music and fosters an engaged community of music enthusiasts through concerts, music education, museum exhibits and student scholarships.

Founded over 135 years ago, Schubert Club is today one of the nation’s most vibrant music organizations, enriching Minnesota with dynamic concerts, music education programs, and museum exhibits. Schubert Club remains as relevant, respected, and resilient today as it has been throughout its history.

Schubert Club presented its first public recital in 1893. Since then its ​International Artist Series​ has included virtually all of the world’s great recitalists such as Jascha Heifetz, Arthur Rubinstein, Cecilia Bartoli, Isaac Stern, Beverly Sills, Yo-Yo Ma and Renée Fleming. In 2014, Schubert Club introduced ​Schubert Club Mix​, an innovative series in non-traditional venues. Schubert Club also presents ​Music in the Park​ Series (chamber music concerts in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood), free weekly lunchtime ​Courtroom Concerts​ in downtown St. Paul, chamber ensemble ​Accordo in Minneapolis venues, and the ​Hill House Chamber Players​ at the historic James J. Hill House.

Not only a concert presenter, Schubert Club has engaged in music education programs since 1911. Schubert Club currently reaches 2,000 youth annually through varied activities such as family concerts, teacher and student workshops, free music lessons in neighborhood locations, and scholarships that allow young students to pursue their music studies more intensively.

In addition, the ​Schubert Club Museum​, located in downtown Saint Paul’s historic Landmark Center, holds a world-class collection of historic keyboards, original letters and manuscripts of famous composers, and musical instruments from around the world. These are displayed and available for free public viewing, enhanced with interpretive information, frequent tours and special programs.

Schubert Club maintains a commitment to affordable ticket prices for all concert presentations, as well as cost-free education programs and museum entrance, thanks to endowment gifts and annual donations.

Schubert Club is one of four founding members of the Arts Partnership, programming a vibrant future for the performing arts in downtown St. Paul together with the Ordway, Minnesota Opera and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.

 

Schubert Club Programs and Activities, Season 2018-19

Concert Programs

Description

Location

Reach

Cost

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST SERIES

 

5 recital programs by international guest artists (some recitals are repeated as daytime performances)

Ordway Center

 

8,300

 

Ticketed

 

MUSIC IN THE PARK SERIES

 

6 chamber music concerts featuring internationally renowned ensembles

United Church of Christ, St Anthony Park

1,900

 

Ticketed

 

SCHUBERT CLUB MIX

 

4-5 concerts featuring artists and ensembles in less formal performance spaces

Aria, TPT studio & other spaces

 

840

 

Ticketed

 

COURTROOM CONCERT SERIES

25 free lunchtime concerts featuring MN musicians with presenter Abbie Betinis

 

Landmark Center, Courtroom 317

 

2,400

 

Free

ACCORDO

5 concerts by MN Orchestra & SPCO principal string players’ ensemble

 

Westminster Hall at Westminster Presbyterian Church  & Icehouse

1,700

 

Ticketed

 

HILL HOUSE CHAMBER PLAYERS

3 pairs of chamber music programs by 30-year old ensemble

James J. Hill House, Summit Ave

 

600

 

Ticketed

 

OTHER PROGRAMS & CO-PRESENTATIONS

Programs such as Sphinx Virtuosi

 

Ordway and other venues

 

Varies

 

Ticketed

 

 

Education Programs

Description

Location(s)

Reach

Cost

BRUCE P. CARLSON SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

Annual scholarship competition with $50k to be awarded to winning students

 

Macalester College

200

Entry fee

Project CHEER

 

After school piano and guitar lessons for students in the Rondo neighborhood

 

Hallie Q. Brown Center

East Side Boys & Girls Club

125

Nominal fee

KIDSJAM (in the Museum)

 

Music workshops for home-school families

 

Schubert Club Museum, Landmark Center

80

Ticketed

KIDSJAM (after school)

 

Music workshops for kids attending after school programs in various neighborhoods

Hallie Q. Brown Center; ARTS Us &

other venues

150

Free

FAMILY CONCERTS

3 pairs of family concerts on Friday early evenings

St Anthony Park Lutheran Church

600

Free

SENSORY FRIENDLY FAMILY CONCERTS

2 concerts for families with kids on the autism spectrum

Hallie Q. Brown Center

 

60

Free

SPECIAL MUSIC GRANTS FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS

Music scholarships awarded to students for further studies

 

n/a

15

Free

JAZZ PIANO WORKSHOP

 

1-day workshop for young pianists to learn jazz piano with scholarships awarded to 3 promising students

n/a

20

Free

THEOROI

Young professionals arts ambassador program involved group attendance and social media

n/a

 

35

Membership fee

Museum and collections

Description

Location

Reach

Cost

SCHUBERT CLUB MUSEUM

Exhibits include “Evolution of the keyboard”, Gilman Ordway Manuscript Collection

Landmark Center, 2nd floor

8,000

Free

 Other

Description 

Location  Reach  Cost 
 Other community-based activities  Occasional master classes, performances in schools and nursing homes  Various 150  Free 

 

2018-2019 Featured Artist: Nicola Benedetti

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The Schubert Club is honored to announce Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti as its first ever “Featured Artist”, giving us an opportunity to develop a deeper relationship with an artist or ensemble over the course of a season. Nicola will come to Saint Paul twice during the 2018-2019 season. She will perform as part of Schubert Club Mix in October 2018 and a pair of recitals in the International Artist Series in January 2019.

In addition to these performances, Nicola will spend time in the Twin Cities meeting and working with children in various community settings, something she has a strong passion for.

She is one of the most sought-after violinists of her generation and performs on the Gariel Stradivarius (1717). Her ability to captivate audiences with her innate musicianship and dynamic presence, coupled with her wide appeal as a high-profile advocate for classical music, has made her one of the most influential classical artists of today. Born in Scotland of Italian heritage, Nicola began violin lessons at the age of five. She has since gone on to collect many awards and titles including “Best Female Artist” at both the 2012 and 2013 Classical BRIT Awards and the Queen’s Medal for Music in 2017, the youngest ever recipient. In addition to her busy orchestra and recital schedule, Benedetti is fiercely committed to music education and has her own education initiative called “The Benedetti Sessions” that give young string players the opportunity to rehearse, undertake and observe masterclasses culminating in a performance alongside Nicola.

 

Schubert Club Mix: Nicola Benedetti, violin & Alexei Grynyuk, piano

Tuesday, October 2, 7:30pm
Aria, 105 N 1st St, Minneapolis

This Schubert Club Mix performance will explore Brahms’s music and life story through the lens of the violin sonatas.

 

International Artist Series: Nicola Benedetti, violin & Alexei Grynyuk, piano

Friday, January 18, 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 20, 3:00 pm
Ordway Concert Hall345 Washington St 
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States

For Benedetti’s International Artist Series debut in the Ordway Concert Hall, she will give the U.S. premiere of a new work for solo violin written for her by Wynton Marsalis and will be joined for the rest of the program by her regular duo partner, pianist Alexei Grynyuk.

Now Hiring: Executive Assistant and Artist Coordinator

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Executive Assistant and Artist Coordinator

Full-time, Non-exempt

Supervisor: Barry Kempton

Positions Supervised: None

Schedule/Hours: M-F, 40hrs/wk

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Executive Assistant & Artist Coordinator is responsible for providing complete administrative support to the Artistic and Executive Director by providing information, scheduling meetings, keeping records and managing communications with multiple constituents, especially the Board of Directors, artists and artist agents, the Arts Partnership and external partners of Schubert Club.  S/he is also responsible for specific finance procedures and is the primary receptionist for office visitors.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Oversee the day-to-day operations of the office of the Schubert Club’s Artistic and Executive Director to facilitate efficient and often confidential practices in support of daily activities and events.
    • Coordinate incoming and outgoing communications on behalf of the Artistic and Executive Director.
    • Coordinate travel arrangements for the Artistic and Executive Director.
    • Manage internal and external scheduling for the Artistic and Executive Director.
    • Prepare written correspondence and presentation material.
    • Answer calls for Schubert Club on an ongoing basis. Address or refer calls as appropriate.
    • Manage and maintain filing systems to ensure access to current and archived documentation.
    • Collaborate with Executive Assistants of other Arts Partnership organizations.

 

  1. Coordinate Board activities and provide administrative support in the planning, scheduling and reporting at events and meetings to facilitate the efficient and confidential functionality of daily activities and events.
  • Communicate regularly with Board members regarding upcoming events and meetings, and serve as the Board’s liaison for Schubert Club related business.
  • Collaborate with Board and Committee Chairs to prepare meeting agendas, minutes, and board reports.
  • Attend Board meetings and record minutes.
  • Maintain all Board archival materials.
  • Facilitate the process for providing information and answering other requests from current and past Board members.
  • Provide work direction to other Schubert Club staff members involved in Board meeting preparations.
  • Oversee all logistics on the day of Board meetings.
  • Coordinate logistics for Board member annual events.

 

  1. Manage, arrange, and organize resources on behalf of Schubert Club for all contracted guest artists to ensure the highest quality experience for all involved.
  • Act as liaison to all guest artists including the coordination of travel, ground transportation, hotel reservations, performance times, opening parties, public relations/media appearances, and backstage assistance.
  • Ensure details in contracts and technical riders are communicated and coordinated.
  • Manage and execute technical requirements of concerts which may include arranging staging, lighting, sound equipment, operators, piano tuning, page-turners and other related concert production requirements.
  • Manage and communicate complimentary seat requests with box office.
  • Process payroll if the Finance Manager is unavailable.
  • Handle health-related and other personnel/artist emergencies or concerns.
  • Handle artist visa petition applications when needed.
  • Attend concerts and provide hospitality to guest artists as required.

 

  1. Manage and oversee the day-to-day operations of Schubert Club offices to ensure an efficient and productive work atmosphere.
  • Act as primary receptionist for in-person visitors and share responsibility for answering in-coming phone calls.
  • Advise staff regarding office procedures and best practices, consistent with the Employee handbook.
  • Act as a primary contact for Landmark Center.
  • Collaborate and coordinate absences with front office colleague(s) to ensure front office duties are covered.
  • Manage and maintain filing systems, both electronic and paper.

 

  1. Support and foster Schubert Club’s collaborative business practices to ensure that all organizational activities support Schubert Club’s mission successfully.
  • Answer incoming box office phone calls to assist with ticket sales and audience customer support as needed.
  • Assist with museum activities as needed.
  • Assist with office-wide projects as needed.
  • Act as a steward and liaison with the public at Schubert Club events, to foster the positive reputation of Schubert Club.

 

EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A. or B.S. in Business Administration, Arts Administration, or other related field preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of Executive Assistant experience or similar administration management required.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Experience with concert production and/or stage management of classical music events.
  • Experience taking accurate minutes for meetings.
  • Familiarity with artist contracts and technical riders.
  • Knowledge of music and/or professional performing arts required.
  • Ability to conduct internet research efficiently and accurately.
  • Clean driver’s license and own transportation required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Continuous sitting and computer use.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40lbs. 

 

HOW TO APPLY

  • Please send resume, letter of intent, and 3 professional references to jobs@schubert.org by August 27, 2018. 

 

Artist Change for Nov 29 & Dec 1 International Artist Series Recitals at the Ordway

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We are sorry to announce that baritone Samuel Hasselhorn has had to cancel his November 29 & December 1, 2018 Schubert Club engagements due to unforeseen professional and personal circumstances. We try to avoid artist changes whenever possible, but we thank you for understanding when these occasions do arise. 

Though disappointed by this news, we are delighted to announce that English baritone Christopher Maltman and pianist Audrey Saint-Gil will perform a program titled “Carnival of the Animals” in his place. 

About Christopher Maltman
A globally-renowned Don Giovanni, Christopher Maltman has sung the role in London, Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Salzburg, Amsterdam, Toulouse, San Sebastian, Beijing and Chicago, and adds New York and Edinburgh this year. He is singing the lead in Nico Mulhy’s new opera “Marnie” opposite Isabel Leonard at the Met this coming fall. He won the Lieder prize at the Cardiff Singer of the World early in his career and has continued to delight audiences with his sensitive and engaging song performances, many of which are documented in acclaimed recordings. His Schubert Club song recital, “Carnival of the Animals,” will feature works by Poulenc, Schumann, Ravel, Reger, Chabrier, Wolf, and Flanders and Swann. 

Since you had purchased tickets to the Samuel Hasselhorn performance, your tickets will automatically be switched and there is no further action required. If you do have any questions about your tickets, please contact our ticket office at 651.292.3268. Tickets will be mailed in early September 2018. 

Announcing Schubert Club Mix 2018-2019

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Announcing the Sixth Season of Schubert Club Mix

PACKAGES ON SALE NOW!

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 stylish venues across the Twin Cities, this series is unique to the Schubert Club and not to be missed. 

For our sixth season, Schubert Club Mix expands to a new venue, Machine Shop in the St. Anthony Main district of Minneapolis!

2018-2019 Season

 

Nicola Benedetti, violin & Alexei Grynyuk, piano

Tuesday, October 2, 7:30pm
Aria, 105 N 1st St, Minneapolis

Schubert Club Mix kicks off for the season at one of our audience’s favorite locations, the hip and stylish downtown Minneapolis warehouse-converted-event-space Aria. On stage is Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti, Schubert Club’s first annual Featured Artist, together with collaborative pianist Alexei Grynyuk. As a child and teenage prodigy, Nicola racked up award after award, and she hasn’t slowed down. Today she is one of the most sought after violinists for solo and orchestral performances. Her Schubert Club Mix performance will explore Brahms’s music and life story through the lens of the violin sonatas.

Harlem Quartet

Wednesday, November 7, 7:30pm
Summit Beer Hall, 910 Montreal Circle, St. Paul

The Harlem Quartet brings a program featuring its distinct mixture of classical and jazz influenced music. Formed in 2006 by the Sphinx Organization, the quartet now performs around the world including a current three-year residency at London’s Royal College of Music. The quartet has been praised for its “panache” by The New York Times and hailed in the Cincinnati Enquirer for “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent.” Schubert Club Mix audiences love to hear “new attitude!” By popular demand, we’ll be returning to Summit Beer Hall for this exciting performance. Come early for free brewery tours, food trucks, and, of course, beer. 

The Westerlies

Thursday, February 21, 7:30pm
Machine Shop, 300 2nd St SE 
Minneapolis

Based out of New York (but originally from Seattle), the self-described “accidental brass quartet” featuring two trumpets and two trombones takes its name from the prevailing winds that travel from the West to the East. “Skilled interpreters who are also adept improvisers” (NPR’s Fresh Air), this Mix performance in our newest venue, Minneapolis’s Machine Shop, will explore jazz, roots, and chamber music influences to create the rarest of hybrids: music that is both “folk-like and composerly, lovely and intellectually rigorous” (NPR Music). Expect the precision of a string quartet, the audacity of a rock band, and the charm of a family sing-along.
 

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Tuesday, March 26, 7:30pm
James J. Hill Center, 80 W 4th St 
Saint Paul

The Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet plays to sold-out houses worldwide. Their inventive, critically acclaimed transcriptions of concert masterworks provide a fresh look at the music of the past, while their interpretations of works from the contemporary and world-music realms continually break new ground. For this program, we return to the beautiful James J. Hill Center (formerly the Hill Reference Library). In an intimate space, surrounded by thousands of books, you’ll experience a program that promises to transport listeners around the world in a single concert experience.

Chalaca

Thursday, May 9, 7:30pm
Machine Shop, 300 2nd St SE, Minneapolis

A relatively new ensemble (formed in 2016), Chalaca explores the confluence of cultures found in South America and the Caribbean with a unique combination of clarinet, harp, and percussion. Following the migration of rhythm from Africa and Europe, to the Andean Mountains, to the Amazon…and finally, right to the heart of America, Chalaca is a celebration of the composers who have immigrated to the United States from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela…alongside the folk masters who inspired them.

Tienda by Reinaldo Moya

Thursday, May 23, 7:30 pm
TPT Street Space, 172 4th St E, 
St. Paul

This unique performance at TPT Street Space in Lowertown, St. Paul will feature a partially staged opera by Schubert Club Composer-in-Residence Reinaldo Moya. Among the singers and instrumentalists featured in this chamber opera is mezzo soprano Clara Osowski. The opera tells the story of Luis Garzón, a Mexican musician who immigrated to Minneapolis in 1886 and opened a small Mexican grocery store, or tienda, in St. Paul in the 1920s. While Luis had married an American woman and was fully integrated into Minneapolitan society, his store served as a community hub for the newest arrivals from Mexico, many of whom had fled the Mexican Revolution and now toiled in the sugar beet farms of rural Minnesota. Tienda explores the immigrant experience: what must be left behind—and what cannot be forgotten—on the journey to a new home. This world premiere performance of Tienda is one of the highlights of Moya’s two-year residency with the Schubert Club. 

More details at schubert.org/mix

 

2018-2019 PACKAGES ON SALE NOW

In addition to great savings, package holders pay no fees!

PICK-THREE Packages (Save $2 per concert!)

PURCHASE PICK-3 PACKAGE

FULL-SEASON Six-Concert Packages (Save $5 per concert!)

PURCHASE FULL-SEASON PACKAGE

FULL-SEASON package holders get free exchanges into any Schubert Club concert (equal or lesser value) and an exclusive pre-sale period to purchase additional Schubert Club tickets!

All concerts general admission.


Single tickets on sale Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 11am ($30 each) 

Order online or call 651.292.3268 (M-Th, 8:30-4:30, F 8:30-12:30)

Announcing Accordo Season 10 at Westminster Hall

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The tenth season of Accordo was announced last night to subscribers and ticket holders at the season closing concert for 2017-2018. Starting with the 2018-2019 season, Accordo’s Monday evening performances will move to the new Westminster Hall at Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Minneapolis (1200 Marquette Ave S). Completed in January 2018, this brand new performance space offers a superb acoustic and beautiful gathering spaces with free, on-site underground parking. Four Monday evening concerts will be presented in this space.

Barry Kempton, Schubert Club Artistic and Executive Director, states, “Our decision to relocate Accordo’s Monday evening concert series to the new Westminster Hall in downtown Minneapolis is founded on our desire to provide Accordo’s devoted audience members with the best chamber music concert experience we can. Not only does Westminster Hall promise a beautifully designed, intimate, acoustically superior space but it also offers the convenience of on-site, underground parking and easy accessibility.”

The season, titled “Schubertiade”, will focus on chamber music by Franz Schubert including popular works such as the String Quintet in C Major, the Trout Quintet and the Piano Trio in Eb Major. Guest musicians appearing with Accordo include pianists Shai Wosner and Gilles Vonsattel, double bassist Zachary Cohen, and cellist Peter Wiley (formerly a member of the Guarneri Quartet.) The entire audience is invited to join the musicians for a reception with light refreshments immediately after each Westminster performance.

The fifth and final concert of the season will be presented at Ordway Concert Hall in downtown St. Paul. Back by popular demand for the third year, this concert will feature silent films with original live music by Accordo written by Stephen Prutsman. Prutsman will also join on piano for this special concert. 

Additionally, all four Monday evening concerts will be repeated at Icehouse on the following Tuesday in an abbreviated format, expanding the number of these more casual, but very popular concerts. 

 


Accordo Season 10: Schubertiade

Monday, October 8, 2018
Cherubini: String Quintet in E Minor
Schubert: String Quintet in C Major
(with Peter Wiley, cello)

Monday, December 3, 2018
Beethoven: Piano Trio, Op. 1 #1 in Eb
Penderecki: String Trio
Schubert: Trout Quintet
(with Gilles Vonsattel, piano and Zachary Cohen, double bass)

Monday, February 4, 2019
Dvorak: Terzetto for 2 Violins & Viola
Harbison: November 19, 1828
Schubert: Piano Trio in Eb Major, Opus 100
(with Shai Wosner, piano)

Monday, March 11, 2019
David Ludwig: Rule of Three for 2 Violins & Viola
Mozart: String Quintet in Bb Major, K. 174
George Benjamin: Viola, Viola
Schubert: String Quartet in A Minor

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Accordo with Silent Film
(with Stephen Prutsman, piano)

Accordo at Icehouse

Icehouse performances are abbreviated programs of the night before in a more relaxed atmosphere. Icehouse concerts are only available for purchase as single tickets.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

 

Packages On Sale May 29, 2018 at 9am 

Package holders get the best prices and the best seats!

Five-concert and three-concert packages to the Monday evening performances and Ordway Silent Film performance are available starting Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9am and can be purchased online at schubert.org/accordo or by calling the Schubert Club Ticket Office at 651.292.3268. Icehouse concerts are not eligible for package inclusion. Renewing Subscribers will be mailed a renewal packet with preassigned seats. 

Single Tickets

Single tickets start at $25 and are on sale August 1, 2018 at 11am.
 

More Details

View more details at schubert.org/accordo

 

Announcing the Voice, Brass & Woodwinds, and Guitar Finalists and Winners from the 2018 Schubert Club Competition

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FINALISTS, 2018 – March 10, Augsburg University

Voice Level I

Harper Atchison, V113
Roseville, MN
University of Northwestern, Saint Paul
Carol Eikum

Alexandra Burch, V120
West Salem, WI
Viterbo University
Dan Johnson Wilmot

Molly Hayes, V110
River Falls, WI
University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Joy Amel

Miranda Kettlewell, V102
Saint Paul, MN
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Mimmi Fulmer

Alma Neuhaus, V126
Minneapolis, MN
St. Olaf College
Anna Mooy

Josey Poppin, V108
Saint Paul, MN
University of Northwestern, Saint Paul
Richard Joseph

Claire Powling, V101
Combined Locks, WI
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Mimmi Fulmer

Olivia Schurke, V128
Maplewood, MN
St. Olaf College
Tracey Engleman

Trevor Todd, V133
Northfield, MN
St. Olaf College
Anna Mooy

Leah Wons, V124
Little Suamico, WI
Viterbo University
Dan Johnson Wilmot

Voice Level II

Eric Broker, V207
Minneapolis, MN
St. Olaf College
George Smith

Harrison Hintzsche, V216
Minneapolis, MN
Robert Smith

Erica Hoops, V201
Buffalo, MN
St. Olaf College
Tracey Engleman

Austin Sanders, V202
La Crosse, WI
Viterbo University
Daniel Johnson-Wilmot

Jack Swanson, V209
Stillwater, MN
Rice University
Stephen King

Voice Level III

Mark Billy, V303
New Brighton, MN
George Smith

Anna Hashizume, V310
Minneapolis, MN
Wendy Zaro-Mulins

Audra House, V309
Onalaska, WI
Viterbo University
Daniel Johnson-Wilmot

John Humphrey, V304
Oakdale, MN
University of Cincinnati- College Conservatory of Music
Mary Kay Schmidt

Young Eun Lee, V301
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
John David De Haan

Brass & Woodwinds Level II

Charles Gannon, BW202, Saxophone
Mendota Heights, MN
St. Paul Academy & Summit School
Preston Duncan

Eva Garcia, BW210, Flute
Mendota Heights, MN
Saint Paul Academy and Summit School
Suzie Kuniyoshi

Owen Gordon, BW209, Clarinet
Edina, MN
Edina High School
Karrin Meffert-Nelson

Ellen Gross, BW208, Flute
Stillwater, MN
Stillwater Area High School
Alicia McQuerrey

Andrea Kloehn, BW201, Flute
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis South West High School
Immanuel Davis

Rebecca Tank, BW205, Saxophone
Hudson, WI
Hudson High School
Nancy McMillan

Brass & Woodwinds Level III

Ming-Hui Lin, BW314, Flute
Falcon Heights, MN
University of Minnesota
Immanuel Davis

Noah Livingston, BW306, Flute
Roseville, MN
St. Olaf College
Catherine Ramirez

Jacob Meyer, BW307, Clarinet
Saint Paul, MN
Scott Anderson

Hannah Peterson Green, BW311, Flute
Saint Paul, MN

Amelia Smith, BW310, Clarinet
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Tim Zavadil

Russell Sweet, BW308, Saxophone
Saint Paul, MN
University of Minnesota
Preston Duncan

Robert Wakeley, BW304, Flute
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Immanuel Davis

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS, 2018 – March 11, Augsburg University

Voice Level I

1st Place
Claire Powling, V103
Combined Locks, WI
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Mimmi Fulmer

2nd Place
Josey Poppin, V105
Saint Paul, MN
University of Northwestern, Saint Paul
Richard Joseph

Honorable Mention
Miranda Kettlewell, V104
Saint Paul, MN
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Mimmi Fulmer

Honorable Mention
Alma Neuhaus, V101
Minneapolis, MN
St. Olaf College
Anna Mooy

Voice Level II

1st Place
Austin Sanders, V201
La Crosse, WI
Viterbo University
Daniel Johnson-Wilmot

2nd Place
Jack Swanson, V205
Stillwater, MN
Rice University
Stephen King

Honorable Mention
Harrison Hintzsche, V203
Minneapolis, MN
Robert Smith

Voice Level III

1st Place
Mark Billy, V305
New Brighton, MN
George Smith

2nd Place
Anna Hashizume, V303
Minneapolis, MN
Wendy Zaro-Mulins

Honorable Mention
John Humphrey, V301
Oakdale, MN
University of Cincinnati- College Conservatory of Music
Mary Kay Schmidt

Brass & Woodwinds Level II

1st Place
Rebecca Tank, BW203, Saxophone
Hudson, WI
Hudson High School
Nancy McMillan

2nd Place
Andrea Kloehn, BW201, Flute
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis South West High School
Immanuel Davis

Honorable Mention
Charles Gannon, BW202, Saxophone
Mendota Heights, MN
St. Paul Academy & Summit School
Preston Duncan

Brass & Woodwinds Level III

1st Place
Amelia Smith, BW301, Clarinet
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Tim Zavadil

2nd Place
Ming-Hui Lin, BW307, Flute
Falcon Heights, MN
University of Minnesota
Immanuel Davis

Thelma Hunter Schubert Club Award
Robert Wakeley, BW304, Flute
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Immanuel Davis

Guitar

1st Place
Filip Zivanovic, G08
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Maja Radovanlija

2nd Place
Samuel Hines, G04
Hales Corners, WI
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Rene Izquierdo

Honorable Mention
Alejandro Rodriguez, G07
Milwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Rene Izquierdo

Honorable Mention
Riley Smith, G10
Milwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Rene Izquierdo

Announcing the Strings and Piano Finalists and Winners from the 2018 Schubert Club Competition

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FINALISTS, 2018 – February 24, Augsburg University

Piano Level I

Skyler Chan, P109
Plymouth, MN
Wayzata Central Middle School
Alexander Braginsky

Gideon Scheeler, P102
Saint Paul, MN
Christ’s Household of Faith
Elena Piastro

Jacob Taggart, P110
Blaine, MN
Saint Agnes School
Reid Smith

Sarah Zhang, P111
Woodbury, MN
Woodbury High School
Jessica Hong

Piano Level II

Amanda Chan, P210
Plymouth, MN
Wayzata High School
Alexander Braginsky

Austin Cheng, P211
Maple Grove, MN
Wayzata High School
Alexander Braginsky

Vinh Nguyen, P217
Fairbault, MN
Shattuck-St. Mary’s School
Alexander Braginsky

Kimberly Shen, P220
Arden Hills, MN
Mounds View High School
Alexander Braginsky

Margaret Wang, P207
Eagan, MN
Eastview High School
Alexander Braginsky

Clara Xu, P215
Rochester, MN
Mayo High Schools
Horacio Nuguid

Piano Level III

Jay Grinols, P316
Northfield, MN
St. Olaf College
Kathryn Ananda-Owens

Ines Guanchez, P304
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Alexander Braginsky

Peter Lagershausen, P323
Appleton, WI
Lawrence University
Anthony Padilla

Bowen Liu, P325
Saint Paul, MN
University of Northwestern- St. Paul
Richard Lange

Hung Nguyen, P320
Appleton, WI
Lawrence University
Catherine Kautsky

Jackson Richards, P318
Moorhead, MN
Concordia College, Moorhead
Grigor Khachatryan

Piano Level IV

Priscilla Chang, P409
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Alexander Braginsky

Matthew Harikian, P404
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Lydia Artymiw

Minhee Park, P410
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Alexander Braginsky

Garret Ross, P407
Saint Paul, MN
University of Minnesota
Alexander Braginsky

Strings Level I

Dennis Eum, S106
Edina, MN
The Blake School
Hanno Strydom

Katya Moeller, S102
Coralville, IA
Northwest Junior High, Iowa City
Almita Vamos

James Thompson, S104
Brainerd, MN
Brainerd High School
Sally O’Reilly

Andrea Wallick, S108
Apple Valley, MN
Eastview High School
Tanya Remenikova
 

Strings Level II

Catherine Carson, S204
Northfield, MN
Shattuck-St. Mary’s School
Sally O’Reilly

Christopher Kwon, S201
Maple Grove, MN
Maple Grove Senior High School
Silver Ainomae

Matthew Pakola, S210
Edina, MN
Edina High School
Korey Konkol

Katia Tesarczyk, S203
Saint Paul, MN
Saint Paul Central High School
Sally O’Reilly

Nygel Witherspoon, S205
Minneapolis, MN
Connections Academy
Tanya Remenikova

Joyce Zhao, S206
Edina, MN
Edina High School
Sally O’Reilly

Strings Level III

Sedra Bistodeau, S304
Princeton, MN
Bettina Mussumeli

Emera Guarth, S310
Sioux Falls, SD
Cleveland Institute of Music
Joan Kwuon

Sofia Schutte, S307
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Sally O’Reilly

Alastair Witherspoon, S305
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Sally O’Reilly

Imala Witherspoon, S309
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Sally O’Reilly

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS, 2018 – February 25, Augsburg University

Piano Level I

1st Place
Gideon Scheeler, P101
Saint Paul, MN
Christ’s Household of Faith
Elena Piastro

2nd Place
Sarah Zhang, P104
Woodbury, MN
Woodbury High School
Jessica Hong

Honorable Mention
Skyler Chan, P102
Plymouth, MN
Wayzata Central Middle School
Alexander Braginsky

Honorable Mention
Jacob Taggart, P103
Blaine, MN
Saint Agnes School
Reid Smith

Piano Level II

1st Place
Kimberly Shen, P206
Arden Hills, MN
Mounds View High School
Alexander Braginsky

2nd Place
Vinh Nguyen, P205
Fairbault, MN
Shattuck-St. Mary’s School
Alexander Braginsky

Honorable Mention
Austin Cheng, P203
Maple Grove, MN
Wayzata High School
Alexander Braginsky

Piano Level III

1st Place
Jay Grinols, P303
Northfield, MN
St. Olaf College
Kathryn Ananda-Owens

2nd Place
Jackson Richards, P304
Moorhead, MN
Concordia College, Moorhead
Grigor Khachatryan

Honorable Mention
Bowen Liu, P302
Saint Paul, MN
University of Northwestern- St. Paul
Richard Lange

Honorable Mention
Hung Nguyen, P305
Appleton, WI
Lawrence University
Catherine Kautsky

Piano Level IV

1st Place
Priscilla Chang, P404
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Alexander Braginsky

2nd Place
Garret Ross, P402
Saint Paul, MN
University of Minnesota
Alexander Braginsky

Honorable Mention
Matthew Harikian, P401
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Lydia Artymiw

Strings Level I

1st Place
James Thompson, S102
Brainerd, MN
Brainerd High School
Sally O’Reilly

2nd Place
Katya Moeller, S101
Coralville, IA
Northwest Junior High, Iowa City
Almita Vamos

Strings Level II

1st Place
Nygel Witherspoon, S202
Minneapolis, MN
Connections Academy
Tanya Remenikova

2nd Place
Katia Tesarczyk, S205
Saint Paul, MN
Saint Paul Central High School
Sally O’Reilly

Honorable Mention
Catherine Carson, S206
Northfield, MN
Shattuck-St. Mary’s School
Sally O’Reilly

Strings Level III

1st Place
Sedra Bistodeau, S301
Princeton, MN
Bettina Mussumeli

2nd Place
Sofia Schutte, S302
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Sally O’Reilly

Honorable Mention
Alastair Witherspoon, S305
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Sally O’Reilly

Strings Level IV

1st Place
Kyle Price, S404
Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Uri Vardi

2nd Place
Jesse Nummelin, S403
Minneapolis, MN
Kathe Jarka

Honorable Mention
Elena Denny, S401
Saint Paul, MN
University of Minnesota
Tanya Remenikova

 

Announcing the 18-19 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. 

We are also excited to introduce our first annual Featured Artist of the Season, the remarkable Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti. Nicola will come to Saint Paul twice during the 2018-2019 season. She will perform a pair of recitals in the International Artist Series (January 2019) and will present a pair of concerts focused on Johannes Brahms as part of Schubert Club Mix (October 2018). In addition to these four performances, Nicola will spend time in the Twin Cities meeting and working with children in various community settings, something she has a strong passion for. 

Subscriptions will be on sale Monday, February 19 at 8:30am. Single tickets will be on sale Wednesday, August 1, at 11am.
The best way to guarantee tickets to these very popular series is to purchase a subscription. 

2018-2019 INTERNATIONAL ARTIST SERIES

Igor Levit, piano

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 7:30pm
Ordway Music Theater

Winner of Gramophone’s “Recording of the Year 2016” award and most recently named the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Gilmore Artist Award, a $300,000 international piano prize conferred every four years, Igor Levit has now progressed from rising star to “one of the essential artists of his generation” (The New York Times). Born in Nizhni Nowgorod in 1987, Levit moved with his family to Germany at the age of eight where he currently resides. As the youngest participant in the 2005 Arthur Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv, Igor Levit won the Silver Prize, as well as the Prize for Best Performer of Chamber Music, the Audience Favorite Prize, and the Prize for Best Performer of Contemporary Music. After making his U.S. debut in 2015 and his International Artist Series debut in 2016, the Schubert Club enthusiastically welcomes this phenomenal young artist back, this time to the larger Ordway Music Theater, for a predominantly Germanic recital program featuring the music of Bach, Busoni, Schumann, Wagner and Liszt.

Samuel Hasselhorn, baritone
& Renate Rohlfing, piano

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7:30pm
& Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10:30am
Ordway Concert Hall

Young German baritone Samuel Hasselhorn won first prize in the 2017 Das Lied International Song Competition in Heidelberg, Germany and in doing so established himself as an outstanding interpreter of art song in the tradition of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Thomas Quasthoff.  Recognized for his charismatic stage presence and stunning vocal ability, his performances have been praised for offering “moments of emotion and pure musicality that will not soon be forgotten” (Crescendo Magazine).  Having recently made his U.S. debut and still a relative newcomer to American concert halls, the Schubert Club is pleased to be among the first U.S. presenters to welcome this fast rising vocal talent. For his Twin Cities debut performance in the Ordway Concert Hall, Hasselhorn will be joined by the pianist he collaborates with regularly, Renate Rohlfing.


Nicola Benedetti, violin
& Alexei Grynyuk, piano

Friday, January 18, 2019, 7:30pm
& Sunday, January 20, 2019, 3:00pm
Ordway Concert Hall

The Schubert Club is honored to announce Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti as its first Featured Artist, giving us an opportunity to develop a deeper relationship with an artist or ensemble over the course of a season.  Nicola’s residency includes a recital on the International Artist Series.  She is one of the most sought-after violinists of her generation and performs on the Gariel Stradivarius (1717).  Her ability to captivate audiences with her innate musicianship and dynamic presence, coupled with her wide appeal as a high-profile advocate for classical music, has made her one of the most influential classical artists of today. Born in Scotland of Italian heritage, Nicola began violin lessons at the age of five. She has since gone on to collect many awards and titles including “Best Female Artist” at both the 2012 and 2013 Classical BRIT Awards and the Queen’s Medal for Music in 2017, the youngest ever recipient. In addition to her busy orchestra and recital schedule, Benedetti is fiercely committed to music education and has her own education initiative called “The Benedetti Sessions” that give young string players the opportunity to rehearse, undertake and observe masterclasses culminating in a performance alongside Nicola. For her International Artist Series debut in the Ordway Concert Hall, she will give the U.S. premiere of a new work for solo violin written for her by Wynton Marsalis and will be joined for the rest of the program by her regular duo partner, pianist Alexei Grynyuk.

Joyce DiDonato, mezzo soprano
& Craig Terry, piano with jazz trio

Monday, February 25, 2019, 7:30pm
Ordway Music Theatre

“Perhaps the most potent female singer of her generation” (the New Yorker), multi GRAMMY Award winner Joyce DiDonato returns to the Schubert Club’s International Artist Series to perform a song recital in the Ordway Music Theater. With a voice that is “nothing less than 24-carat gold” as proclaimed by The Times, she is among the world’s most entrancing performers. Born in Kansas, Joyce has soared to the top of the industry both as a performer and a fierce advocate for the arts, gaining international prominence in operas by Handel and Mozart, as well as through her wide-ranging, acclaimed discography. Joyce’s program for this concert will feature music from her upcoming recording, SONGPLAY. In her own words, “this is a project of experimentation and play, aimed at giving a joyful (playful!) experience to the listener.” We expect this concert to sell out quickly and encourage you to get your tickets early!

Gautier Capuçon, cello
& Yuja Wang, piano

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 10:30am
& Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7:30pm
Ordway Concert Hall

The musical duo partnership of Gautier Capuçon and Yuja Wang is one to anticipate with real excitement.  Gautier Capuçon is a true 21st century ambassador for the cello. Born in Chambéry, France in 1981, he performs each season with many of the world’s foremost conductors and instrumentalists, and is also founder and leader of the Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris – based in the stunning new Auditorium designed by Frank Gehry. Gautier is acclaimed internationally for his deeply expressive musicianship and exuberant virtuosity, as well as for the glorious sonority of his 1701 Matteo Goffriller cello. Joining him for this pair of recitals is the charismatic pianist Yuja Wang, the 2017 Musical America Artist of the Year. After she made her Schubert Club International Artist Series debut in 2011, the Star Tribune stated “Wang… is no mere ‘virtuoso’ — a word cheapened by overuse. Hers is demonic, more-than-human pianism, of the sort that gets you thinking about Faustian bargains.” Yuja’s way of making music connects with a strikingly broad demographic. It appeals to everyone, from classical music newcomers to devoted pianophiles, and has attracted an exceptionally youthful following. Her love for fashion, recognized by her induction into Giorgio Armani’s Sì Women’s Circle, has also contributed to the popular appeal of an artist who is armed with the ability to challenge the status quo and to welcome fresh converts to the concert hall. For their Ordway Concert Hall performances, this exceptional duo will present two different programs on April 3 and April 4, and we encourage you to attend both!

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2018-2019 MUSIC IN THE PARK SERIES

Miró Quartet

Sunday, September 23, 2018, 4pm

The 2018-2019 Music in the Park Series will open with the return of Miró Quartet. Hailed by The New York Times as possessing “explosive vigor and technical finesse”, the dynamic Miró Quartet, one of America’s highest-profile chamber groups, enjoys its place at the top of the international chamber music scene. Founded in 1995 at the Oberlin Conservatory, the quartet met with immediate success winning first prize at the 50th annual Coleman Chamber Music Competition in April 1996, and taking both the first and grand prizes at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition two months later. In 2005, the Quartet received the Cleveland Quartet Award and was the first ensemble ever to be awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant.  The quartet’s program comprises quartets by Schumann and Mendelssohn and, honoring their fierce devotion to contemporary music, Kevin Puts’ third string quartet entitled “Credo”. The Miró Quartet is named for the surrealist Spanish artist Joan Miró.

Trio con Brio, Copenhagen

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 4pm

Making a welcome return to Music in the Park Series is the piano trio, Trio con Brio Copenhagen, hailed for their “unique sound and unity of interpretation” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). Founded in Vienna in 1999 with the concept of pairs coming together, the two Korean Hong sisters and Jens Elvekjaer (who is married to Soo-Kyung Hong) have been exploring the piano trio repertoire with freshness and curiosity as well as with respect and reflection. Their Mendelssohn CD was chosen by Britain’s Classic FM as its Chamber Disc of 2011. Their program features piano trios by Beethoven, Brahms, and the Piano Trio in G minor by Czech composer Bedrich Smetana written in response to the death of his daughter. Soo-Jin plays a violin built by Andrea Guarneri from the 17th century and Soo-Kyung plays a Grancino cello. Jens is Denmark’s first Steinway artist.

Alexander Fiterstein and Friends

Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet
Elena Urioste, violin
Nicholas Canellakis, cello
Michael Brown, piano

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 4pm

Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein, Twin Cities-based until recently, is considered one of today’s most exceptional performers of the instrument. He won first prize at the Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competition and received the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. As a Juilliard graduate, he won first prize at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and received awards from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.  Alex has invited his friends Elena Urioste (violin), Nicholas Canellakis (cello), and Michael Brown (piano) to join him for this program of Mieczysław Weinberg’s Clarinet Sonata and Olivier Messiaen’s much loved Quartet for the End of Time.  Urioste, Canellakis, and Brown have established themselves as three of the most sought-after young virtuosos on the classical music scene today. Each are winners, like Fiterstein, of an Avery Fisher Career Grant.  Among the various other prizes and recognition they have individually won are inclusion in the BBC New Generation Artist Scheme, Sphinx and Concert Artists Guild competitions, and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center auditions.  They have performed in many of the most prestigious venues across the United States and Europe.

Ensemble Caprice

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 4pm

Highly regarded in early music circles, Ensemble Caprice is renowned for its innovative and expertly informed interpretations of baroque music. The Montreal-based ensemble has received national and international acclaim for its performances under the artistic direction of recorder and baroque flute virtuoso Matthias Maute (who recently added the role of Artistic Director for the Bach Society of Minnesota to his musical activities).  Ensemble Caprice, whose members play recorder, cello, guitar and percussion returns to the Music in the Park Series with a program titled ‘iLove baroque”.  Their program weaves together eight short stories featuring music of two centuries from five countries.  Music by Bach, Falconiero, Schmelzer, Purcell, and Vivaldi (among others) highlights the drama, tenderness, joy, humor, and melancholy of being in love.  A perfect way to celebrate St Valentine’s Day.

Horszowski Trio with
Masumi Per Rostad, viola

Sunday, March 17, 2019, 4pm

Music in the Park Series is proud to debut the Horszowski Trio, joined for part of the program by Masumi Per Rostad, violist of the renowned Pacifica Quartet.  Hailed by The New Yorker as “destined for great things,” the members of the Horszowski Trio, who are also long-time friends, are Jesse Mills (violin), Raman Ramakrishnan (cello), and Rieko Aizawa (piano). Two-time Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills first performed with Raman Ramakrishnan, founding cellist of the prize-winning Daedalus Quartet, at the Kinhaven Music School when they were children. In New York City, they met pianist Rieko Aizawa, who, upon being discovered by the late violinist and conductor Alexander Schneider, had made her U.S. debuts at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Their musical bonds were strengthened at various schools and festivals around the world, including the Juilliard School and the Marlboro Festival. Ms. Aizawa was the last pupil of the legendary pianist, Mieczysław Horszowski (1892-1993), at the Curtis Institute. The Trio takes inspiration from Horszowski’s musicianship, integrity, and humanity. Like Horszowski, the Trio presents repertoire spanning the traditional and the contemporary. Their program features Schumann’s Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, a Brahms Piano Quartet, and Piano Trio by Charles Wuorinen.

Brentano String Quartet

Sunday, April 14, 2019, 4pm

Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim. The New York Times extols its “luxuriously warm sound [and] yearning lyricism.”  Within a few years of its formation, the Quartet garnered the first Cleveland Quartet Award and the Naumburg Chamber Music Award.  The Quartet had its first European tour in 1997, and was honored in the U.K. with the Royal Philharmonic Award for Most Outstanding Debut. That debut recital was at London’s Wigmore Hall, and the Quartet has continued its warm relationship with Wigmore, appearing there regularly and serving as the hall’s Quartet-in-residence in the 2000-01 season. As of July 2014, the Brentano Quartet succeeded the Tokyo Quartet as Artists in Residence at Yale University, departing from their 14-year residency at Princeton University.  The Brentano Quartet’s program is titled “Lamentations” and features music by Purcell, Haydn, Shostakovich, d”India, Carter, Lekeu, and Bartok.  The Quartet is named for Antonie Brentano, whom many scholars consider to be Beethoven’s “Immortal Beloved”, the intended recipient of his famous love confession.

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Subscriptions on sale Monday, February 19, 8:30am

Subscriptions are on sale starting Monday, February 19, 2018 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 $101 to $226.50 for the daytime when available package option and from $113.75 to $243.75 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 Wednesday, August 1, 11am