Schubert Club Mix 2015-2016 Season

Schubert Club Mix is an innovative new 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 the stylish venues of Bedlam Lowertown, Aria Minneapolis and James J. Hill Center, this series is unique to The Schubert Club and is not to be missed.

 In the News:

Pioneer Press: Schubert Club Mix series is ‘new generation of classical music’ MinnPost: Schubert Club Mix: Old and new music in nontraditional venues



 Previously this season…

SYBARITE5 – “Look Back/Move Forward”
Sunday, October 11, 2015, 7pm, Bedlam Lowertown

Inspired by the suites of J.S. Bach, this string quintet’s program features a suite of new works by composers including Kenji Bunch and Lev Zhurbin, as well as Radiohead transcriptions, and Piazzolla tangos. Expect to be wowed by these chamber music “rock stars.”

“Expect an experience that will satisfy your inner rock star and your secret Mozart.”  -Arizona Daily Star

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David Greilsammer, piano & prepared piano – “Scarlatti : Cage: Sonatas for Piano & Prepared Piano”
Thursday, December 3, 2015, 7:30pm, James J. Hill Center, adjacent to the St. Paul Central Library

David Greilsammer performs Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti and John Cage, born over 200 years apart but each a visionary of his time.

“Mr. Greilsammer is a standout musician who has it in him to challenge, inform and delight audiences … the playing was exquisite.”  -The New York Times

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Avi Avital, mandolin with Ksenija Sidorova, accordion & Itamar Doari, percussion – “Between Worlds”
Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 7:30pm, Aria

Join us in the stylish warehouse atmosphere of Aria for a dazzling concert exploring the borders between folk and classical music.

“A musician who recognizes no boundaries except those of good taste and who has the artistry to persuade listeners to follow him anywhere.”  -Gramophone

“The silver lining was Ksenija Sidorova…for she has the ability to steal a musical heart.”  -The Telegraph

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Gabriel Kahane, voice & Timo Andres, piano – “Friends Making Music”
Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 7:30pm, Bedlam Lowertown

This concert brings together four centuries worth of music, from J.S. Bach to Schubert to Jerome Kern to world premieres, including a call and response between the two composer-performers, juxtaposing solo piano music with songs for piano and voice.

“The most remarkable thing he (Kahane) achieves here, in song after song, might just be his vivid yet subtle articulation of empathy.”  -The New York Times

“Andres’ music…can glide into gorgeous crescendos and blend tradition and unpredictable refinement in a manner that feels both alert and grounded.” -Star Tribune

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I believe there are music-lovers in our community for whom the formality and rituals of a traditional classical music performance in a traditional concert venue are something of a deterrent to attending.  Our idea behind Schubert Club Mix is to relax our presentation style and the ambiance of the venue without at all compromising the quality of the music-making. 

– Barry Kempton, Artistic & Executive Director of The Schubert Club


The 2016-2017 Schubert Club Mix season will be announced in May 2016. Season packages for the 2016-2017 season will go on sale at that time. Single tickets for the 2016-2017 Mix season will go on sale August 1, 2016.

All concerts general admission.

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Bedlam Lowertown
213 4th St E
St Paul, MN 55101
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About Bedlam Lowertown
Since 1993, Bedlam has supported a year-round calendar of local, national and international artists in theatre, dance, music, puppetry, performance art, and more. Bedlam was named Best Theater for Comedy by the City Pages in 2002, and in 2004 Bedlam was featured in the cover story of American Theater Magazine: “Hot, Hip and on the Verge: A dozen young American companies you need to know.” Originally located in Minneapolis, Saint Paul wanted a Bedlam of its very own, and, in collaboration with many new funders including ArtPlace and the Minnesota Philanthropy Partners, Bedlam Lowertown opened in March of 2014.

James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
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About James J. Hill Center
James J. Hill’s most significant gift to the city of Saint Paul was his Reference Library. Hailed by modern critics as a “high point in Beaux Arts architecture in Minnesota,” the library broke ground in 1913, opened to the public in 1921, and was entered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. This library was designed in the Italian Renaissance style, in keeping with the urbane Beaux Arts Neoclassical mode, which was in vogue during the late Progressive Era. James J. Hill Center is committed to being an iconic place to learn, convene and connect in community, business, arts, technology, innovation and celebration.

105 North 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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About Aria 
Aria is considered to be one of the contributing structures to the Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District. It was originally known as the Realty Warehouse Company building, and was designed by noted architect Cass Gilbert, who designed the state Capitol.  From 1992 to 2008, the building was home to the Theatre de la Jeune Lune, the celebrated company known for its rich and innovative style of theatre. After the theater closed in 2008, the four story building remained vacant until 2010 when it was acquired by First & First.  First & First restored Aria to its historic glory, adding chic modern touches along the way.  Aria reopened as an event venue, hosting galas, corporate events, weddings, conferences, and other social gatherings in addition to producing original programming.