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Hill House Chamber Players: March 4 & 11
2018-2019 SEASON: “Trio Masterworks”
The Hill House Chamber Players, musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra and University of Minnesota faculty, perform in the intimate space of the art gallery of the historic James J Hill House on Summit Ave in Saint Paul. The Hill House Chamber Players are Julie Ayer, violin; Tanya Remenikova, cello; Thomas Turner, viola; and Mary Jo Gothmann, piano.
The theme “Trio Masterworks” is a celebration and exploration of the diverse repertoire for combinations of piano, violin, viola, cello and clarinet. Hill House Chamber Players, beginning with their 34th season, have built each program around one major piano trio, including Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Op. 70; Brahms’s Clarinet Trio, Op. 114; and Shostakovich’s Trio #2, Op. 67; as well as works of Hummel, Boccherini, Mozart, Rebecca Clarke, JS Bach, and Schubert.
Repertoire for organ and strings will also be included, to celebrate the organ’s historic restoration.
Admission includes an optional 6:45 pre-concert conversation with musicians and music blogger Emily Hogstad, intermission refreshments, and a post-performance tour of the magnificent Gilded Age mansion, home to one of St. Paul’s most famous families.
“excellent ensemble…luscious tone, flexible phrasing”
“attracting an ever-larger and ever-more-enthusiastic audience”
The series is co-sponsored by the Schubert Club and the Minnesota Historical Society.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council,
thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Ticket InfoSingle tickets $23
The James J Hill House is no longer handling reservations. All ticket purchases must be done online through Brown Paper Tickets. Walk ins are welcome, subject to seating availability. Tickets available in Fall 2018.
Schubert Club exchanges do not apply to the Hill House Chamber Players.
ProgramBach – Arioso, BWV 156 for cello and organ
Beethoven – Duo for viola and cello in E flat major (“with two eyeglasses obligato), WoO 32
Schubert – “Der Hirt auf dem Felsen”, for clarinet, soprano and piano
Brahms – Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op 114
MusiciansJulie Ayer, violin
Tanya Remenikova, cello
Thomas Turner, viola
Mary Jo Gothmann, piano
Dan Friburg, clarinet
Siena Forest, soprano
About James J. Hill House
All concerts are on Mondays, 7:30 pm, with general admission seating in the art gallery of the James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Ave, St Paul.
Complimentary coffee and mineral water are served at concerts, and house tours are available following each program.
The James J Hill House is wheelchair accessible with a ramp just past the main entrance and wheelchair accessible restroom on the lower level, with a restroom on the first floor for patrons with limited mobility