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


 

Upcoming January Concerts

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Upcoming Concerts in January 

FREE Sensory-Friendly Family Concert: Sounds of Mexico with Andale Juana! (Yumhali Garcia, Israel Aranda, and Alberto Villegas)

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 11:00am
Schubert Club Museum

Sensory-Friendly Family Concerts are inclusive, interactive concerts for families. These free events allow audience members to enjoy an enriching concert experience in a sensory-friendly format.

Listen to the wonderful sound of the Son Huasteco and the Guapango.  Discover and interact with fascinating Mexican folk instruments and learn dance steps to this rhythmically vibrant music.
 Reserve your free tickets here

 

Libby Larsen’s The Fantom of the Fair and other multi-media works inspired by comic strips

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6pm & 8:30pm, TPT Street Space

A well-known name locally and nationally, Libby Larsen was recently recognized as the 2016 McKnight Distinguished Artist. Based out of Minneapolis, she is one of this nation’s leading composers. This one-of-a-kind Schubert Club Mix concert will feature pieces which Libby has written as companion music to comic strip cartoons and other visual media.. The program includes “The Fantom of the Fair” which illustrates a story of the superhero in action at the World’s Fair, “The Peculiar Case of Dr. H.H. Holmes” for baritone & prepared piano with projected drawings, and “Love Tamer” with reconstructed comic strip illustrations. It also features a new piece with lighting design “O Magnum Mysterium” for former King’s Singers member Paul Phoenix.

 

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Middle and High School Students, Sign up for our FREE Jazz Piano Workshop by January 15

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This FREE workshop on Saturday, January 27, 2018 features internationally acclaimed Jazz pianist, Jeremy Siskind and Twin Cities jazz piano stars, Javier Santiago and Sarah Burk. The workshop is limited to 25 students and registration ends Monday, January 15th. The registration form and other information can be found on the Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education website. Location for this workshop is TBA. Presented by The Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education and the Schubert Club.

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2018 Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition Application deadline: Friday, January 19, 2018

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Piano and Strings (at Augsburg College)

Saturday, February 24, 2018 – Preliminaries
Sunday, February 25, 2018 – Finals
 
Brass & Woodwinds, Voice, and Guitar (at Augsburg College)
Saturday, March 10, 2018 – Preliminaries
Sunday, March 11, 2018 – Finals
 
Schubert Club Musicians on the Rise (Student Scholarship Competition Winners Recital) 
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 2 pm, Ordway Concert Hall

Learn more about the competition

Now Hiring: Patron Relations Manager

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Patron Relations Manager

Full-Time (non-exempt)

Reports to Tessa Retterath Jones, Marketing Director

Schedule/Hours: Regular business hours with frequent evening and weekend hours

POSITION SUMMARY

The Patron Relations Manager is responsible for ticketing and box office services, marketing assistance, audience and donor database management, and development assistance. This position reports to the Marketing Director and takes additional direction from the Director of Development

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Oversee the day-to-day operations of Schubert Club ticket office duties, phone line responsibilities, and day-of-concert counter sales to result in efficient and accurate transactions, streamlined and updated processes and practices, and a seamless customer service experience
    1. Answer ticket office calls and process ticket orders, turn backs and exchanges; print and mail tickets on a daily basis; monitor unbalanced orders and online subscriptions; and coordinate complimentary and special ticketing requests
    2. Manage ticket office operations on concert nights, handling all aspects of the ticket purchasing experience
    3. Coordinate day-of concert logistics including pre-printed tickets, cash requests, signage, special promotions, etc
    4. Reconcile cash, credit and checks, complete event settlements, enter information into AudienceView, and provide necessary back-up reports for every concert or event
    5. Keep detailed notes on customer requests, preferences and feedback
    6. Monitor reconciliation of cash receipts and electronic deposits of credit card transactions from all ticket sales, developing procedures for accurate handling of all legal tender until deposit
    7. Execute the subscription process including processing orders, tracking and fulfilling seating requests, following up with patrons, and tracking sales for weekly reports
    8. Identify recurring problems in meeting general customer expectations and suggest solutions to Marketing Director
  1. Build and coordinate ticketing and development/fundraising systems within AudienceView including series, concerts, pricing charts, subscription, venues, promotional offers, funds management structure and updates to result in updated systems, optimum productivity, and efficient sales flow that result in seamless customer service transactions
    1. Coordinate the ticketing facets of the organization’s Customer Relations Management (CRM) database, including but not limited to: Venues, Series, Performances, Price Charts, Subscription, Promotional Offers, and Ticket Templates
    2. Update phone prompts in automated phone tree
    3. Ensure all offers are built accurately and according to what has been approved, testing all offers prior to their on sale
    4. Update ticketed events as needed or required by marketing efforts
    5. Work with AudienceView representatives to improve sales flow and implement new functionality to enhance sales and ease of customer experience
    6. Pull regular and special reports from AudienceView, ensuring they are distributed to appropriate staff
    7. Pull reports on fund structure, development reports, and development data
    8. First point of contact with Finance Manager regarding transaction details
  1. Provide administrative support including website monitoring, data generation, and email process to assist the Marketing Director and create efficiencies for marketing activities
    1. Maintain a working knowledge of the Marketing Director’s job duties to fill in as needed
    2. Attend training, configure events, discount codes, pricing structures, subscriptions, miscellaneous items, ticket templates and venues (in AudienceView) Database
    3. Maintain Filemaker database with patron contact information and purchasing history
    4. Assist with email marketing using Mailchimp including monthly imports of new email subscribers
    5. Import customer information from AudienceView to Filemaker and routinely remove duplicates
    6. Assist with website updates on a daily basis and social media marketing strategy to ensure materials are accurate and free of errors
  2. Provide administrative support to the Director of Development and create efficiencies in Development activities.
    1. Maintain a working knowledge of the Director of Development’s job duties to fill in as needed.
    2. Quickly and accurately process donations.
    3. Assist with admin tasks related to special events: e.g. pre and post-concert dinners, special events in the Museum, homes, and patron tour. Assist with coordination of logistics such as signage needs and other day-of details.
    4. Assist in creating donor solicitation letters, materials, and pull lists from AudienceView
    5. Track all gifts in AudienceView, gift tracking spreadsheets and update information as needed
    6. Create and generate thank you letters for gifts
    7. Maintain donor files
    8. Edit donor listings in An die Musik magazine
  1. Support and foster Schubert Club’s collaborative business practices to ensure that all organizational activities support the Schubert Club’s mission successfully
    1. Assist with setting up concerts and events as requested and needed
    2. Assist with onsite concert and event support
    3. Assist with museum activities as needed
    4. Assist with office wide projects as needed
    5. Act as a steward and liaison with the public at Schubert Club events, to foster the positive reputation of Schubert Club

Preferred Experience

    • Previous database experience

    • Ability to work evenings and weekends

    • 2 years ticketing experience 

    • Experience selling tickets and building ticketing components in AudienceView
    • Customer service experience 

    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products

    • Knowledge and comfort working in a Mac based environment

    • Experience using Mailchimp, WordPress and Filemaker a plus

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to work frequent nights and weekends
  • Reliable transportation

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS

  • B.A. or B.S. in Music, Theatre, Arts Administration, or related field
  • 2 years in ticketing position

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and references to tessa@schubert.org no later than September 15, 2017. 

Announcing the new Schubert Club Composer-in-Residence: Reinaldo Moya plus two additional financial awards for Minnesota composers

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Announcing the new
Schubert Club Composer-in-Residence: 

Reinaldo Moya

plus two additional financial awards for Minnesota composers

St. Paul, MN (Wednesday, June 7, 2017) — Schubert Club announced today at its Annual Luncheon the appointment of Reinaldo Moya as its new Composer-in-Residence beginning September 1, 2017. Moya will serve a two-year term in this position.

The role of the composer-in-residence is to create music, to participate in education and community programs, to advise and to advocate on behalf of Schubert Club. The position was specifically created with flexibility to allow the composer to shape residency activities to fit the individual’s strengths and interests. Reinaldo Moya’s residency plans include writing a chamber opera, introducing a composition element to Schubert Club’s KidsJam workshops and other programs, and providing mentorship to local young composers.

Schubert Club Artistic & Executive Director Barry Kempton said of the appointment: “The strong compositions submitted as part of Reinaldo’s application together with his compelling vision for his residency make Reinaldo an ideal composer-in-residence to follow in the path blazed previously by David Evan Thomas, Edie Hill and Abbie Betinis. I look forward both to supporting Reinaldo in his residency and to the benefits his creative mind and musical sensibilities will bring to Schubert Club. My overriding hope is that during his two-season residency, both he and Schubert Club will learn and develop from one another.”

Reinaldo Moya stated:  “I’m beyond excited to be joining the Schubert Club team. Through my compositions, educational activities and role as an artistic advisor, I hope to contribute to the Schubert Club’s mission. One of my goals is to bring awareness to the role that Latin American immigrants have played in our state, both historically and in the present.”

In addition, Schubert Club announced financial awards to support the creation of new works by two other Minnesota-based composers, deVon Russell Gray and Tiffany Skidmore.  Both composers were identified during the Composer-in-Residence search process.

About the Selection Process
Minnesota composers were invited to submit an application in early 2017. There were 33 candidates in total. The search committee comprised Artistic & Executive Director Barry Kempton together with composers Clarice Assad and Patrick Castillo.

About Reinaldo Moya
Reinaldo Moya is a graduate of Venezuela’s El Sistema music education system. Through El Sistema, he had access to musical training from an early age and was a founding member of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra touring throughout Europe, North and South America. A graduate of The Juilliard School and a participant in the prestigious John Duffy Composers Institute and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Conce Composers Institute, Moya now lives in Northfield, and is Associate Professor of Composition at Augsburg College.  Reinaldo Moya is the recipient of the 2015 McKnight Composers Fellowship, the Van Lier Fellowship from Meet the Composer and the Aaron Copland Award from the Copland House.

About deVon Russell Gray
deVon Rusell Gray, multi-instrumentalist, is best known as dVRG in the acclaimed live hip hop band, Heiruspecs. Lesser known are his classical and chamber music works, film scores, experimental collaborations (SPCO Liquid Music Series), arranging credits (Poliça, The Cloak Ox, Allan Kingdom), session work, and production. Gray, has studied orchestral conducting with world renowned artists Manny Laureano (MN Orchestra) and Donald Palma (Orpheus Chamber Orchestra); and composition with Lee Hyla, & Michael Gandolfi, to name a few.  Redefining versatility, dVRG draws inspiration from an enviable record collection, from Claudio Monteverdi to Shuggie Otis, and communicates through nuanced sounds; a musical polyglot disguised as a lone star…ready to super nova. 

About Tiffany Skidmore
Tiffany M. Skidmore holds degrees in Vocal Performance and Music Composition from Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, and the University of Minnesota. She has studied with Scottish composer James Dillon, Chaya Czernowin (head of the Music Composition department at Harvard University), Jonathan Middleton, and J. Kevin Waters. Her work has been featured in master classes with Brian Ferneyhough, Chaya Czernowin, and Julio Estrada. She has been a featured composer in the Hildegard von Bingen Festival of Women in the Arts and the Rimon Artist Salon, and her work has been performed throughout Europe and the United States by the CSU Stanislaus Concert Chorale, the EWU Concert Chorale, Opus7 Vocal Ensemble, the Kiev Philharmonic, Duo Gelland, Peter Wright (principal clarinetist for the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra), the Hark Quartet, Ensemble Dal Niente, Jeffery Kyle Hutchins, Nanyi Neil Qiang, Without Fear of Wind or Vertigo, and the Strains New Music Ensemble, among many others. She is a member of the American Composers Forum and a founding member of the Minneapolis composer collective, 113.

About Schubert Club
For over 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.

The Schubert Club’s International Artist Series has presented virtually all of the world’s great recitalists including Jascha Heifetz, Arthur Rubinstein, Cecilia Bartoli, Beverly Sills, Leontyne Price, Yo-Yo Ma and Renée Fleming to name a few. In 2014, Schubert Club introduced Schubert Club Mix, its convention-breaking performance series in nontraditional venues. Additional series include Music in the Park Series (chamber music concerts in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood), a free weekly lunchtime Courtroom Concerts series in downtown St. Paul, Accordo, and the Hill House Chamber Players.

The Schubert Club is committed to music education and reaches hundreds of children and young adults annually through family-friendly concerts, workshops, music lessons and scholarships.

The Schubert Club Museum located in historic Landmark Center holds a world-class collection comprised of historic keyboards, instruments from around the world, and original letters and manuscripts by famous composers.

For more information visit schubert.org.
 

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Media Contact:
Tessa Retterath Jones
tretterath@schubert.org
651.789.4410

Now Hiring: Museum Guide

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Job title: Museum Guide

Part-time Museum Guide, responsible for augmenting and improving our museum visitor’s experience through descriptions that illuminate the collection and share the role of the Schubert Club as a cultural gem of our community. The Schubert Club Museum is one of only a few music-focused museums in the country, showcasing a diverse collection of historical instruments and replicas, and original autographed composer letters.

Requirements:
*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
*Able to be enthusiastic and flexible
*Honor time commitments for any scheduled assignments, including regular museum hours and special events or programs
*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 ClubMuseum 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

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