First Thursdays in the Schubert Club Museum
Thursday, March 1, 4:00 pm
Thursday, April 5, 4:00 pm
Thursday, May 3, 4:00 pm
The Schubert Club is pleased to announce special late hours in the Museum on the First Thursday of each month from 4-8 pm. This will be a great opportunity for the community to experience our engaging collection of historical music and replicas, original autographed letters from notable composers and other music-themed exhibits of historic and cultural interest outside of the regular daytime hours.
Free to the public, visitors can enjoy guided tours, live demonstrations, fun interactive music-making, trivia contests with opportunities to win tickets for Schubert Club performances and complimentary wine (for guests 21+) and refreshments.
Each month Schubert Club will host a special guest(s) to demonstrate and explore the many treasures in the museum. Peek inside our historical keyboards and observe our experts as they take them apart and demonstrate all the fascinating mechanisms and how they work. Imagine being back in 1790 and sense the emotions behind an original love letter from Mozart. Or step back in time to experience the over 1000-year communal musical tradition of Balinese Gamelan.
Stop by every month for a new experience. If your daytime plans don’t allow you to visit the Schubert Club Museum, this is an awesome way to spend an evening learning, exploring, and socializing with others.
First Thursday Schedule of Activities for February
February’s guest will be Jeffrey Van, guitarist and composer who has premiered over fifty works for guitar and performed for many years with our friends, the Hill House Chamber Players. He will demonstrate and play Schubert Club’s beautiful Berlioz Guitar, made for the Schubert Club by local Luthier, Stephen Kakos in 1989. It is an exact replica in every way to the original 1830 guitar owned by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume and later given to Hector Berlioz as a gift. The original guitar, signed by both great musicians, resides today in the Paris Conservatory.
Returning guest, historical keyboard technician and research specialist Steve Misener will also do demonstrations on the keyboard instruments.
Come downtown for the Winter Carnival, and swing on by and join us for a while!