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November 2018

Christopher Maltman, baritone & Audrey Saint-Gil, piano

International Artist Series
Thursday, November 29, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 1, 10:30 am
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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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.
The originally scheduled artist for this concert, Samual Hasselhorn, has had to cancel due to unforeseen professional and personal circumstances.

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December 2018

Accordo: Monday, December 3, 2018

Accordo
Monday, December 3, 7:30 pm
Westminster Hall at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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Join us for an evening with Accordo (a string ensemble composed of present and former principal string players of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra) featuring the repertoire: Beethoven: Piano Trio, Op. 1 #1 in Eb, Penderecki: String Trio (13), and Schubert: Trout Quintet.

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Accordo at Icehouse: Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Accordo
Tuesday, December 4, 7:30 pm
Icehouse MPLS, 2528 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, 55404 United States
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Join us for an informal repeat performance at the restaurant and music venue, Icehouse in Minneapolis. Accordo is a string ensemble composed of present and former principal string players of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra. Repertoire to be selected from the previous evening’s concert program: Beethoven: Piano Trio, Op. 1 #1 in Eb, Penderecki: String Trio (13), and Schubert: Trout Quintet

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FREE Courtroom Concert featuring Ladyslipper Ensemble

Courtroom Concerts
Thursday, December 6, 12:00 pm
Landmark Center Courtroom 317, 75 W 5th St MN 55102 United States + Google Map

Ladyslipper Ensemble is a twin cities chamber music collective with two facets, bringing the community something old and something new by presenting repertoire spanning from the 17th to the 21st century, performed on early instruments and modern. Dedicated…

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First Thursday in December

First Thursdays
Thursday, December 6, 4:00 pm
Schubert Club Museum, 75 W 5th St, 2nd Floor
St. Paul, MN 55112 United States
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The Schubert Club Museum is open late on the First Thursday of each month from 4-8 pm! Free to the public, visitors can enjoy guided tours, live demonstrations, fun interactive music-making, and complimentary wine (for guests 21+) and refreshments. Every month is a unique experience with different activities hosted by Schubert Club, such as special guest(s) and demonstrations, live music, and trivia contests with opportunities to win tickets for Schubert Club performances. 

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FREE Courtroom Concert featuring Ina-Yukka

Courtroom Concerts
Thursday, December 13, 12:00 pm
Landmark Center Courtroom 317, 75 W 5th St MN 55102 United States + Google Map

Ina-Yukka is a mother and son duet that performs indigenous traditional music from South America and the New Song Movement. By combining the sounds of wooden flutes, strings, native drum,…

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FREE Courtroom Concert featuring Songs of the Season, Carols of MN Composers

Courtroom Concerts
Thursday, December 20, 12:00 pm
Landmark Center Courtroom 317, 75 W 5th St MN 55102 United States + Google Map

Named “most imaginative classical holiday program” by the Star Tribune, and performed to overflow audiences for the past six years, The Schubert Club’s annual Songs for the Season program features…

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FREE Courtroom Concert featuring Songs of the Season, Carols of MN Composers, encore performance at Central Presbyterian Church

Courtroom Concerts
Thursday, December 20, 7:30 pm
Central Presbyterian Church, 500 Cedar St.
Saint Paul, 55101 United States
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Named “most imaginative classical holiday program” by the Star Tribune, and performed to overflow audiences for the past six years, The Schubert Club’s annual Songs for the Season program features…

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January 2019

FREE Courtroom Concert featuring Nordic Strings: Cheryl Paschke and Andrea Een

Courtroom Concerts
Thursday, January 3, 12:00 pm
Landmark Center Courtroom 317, 75 W 5th St MN 55102 United States + Google Map

Cheryl Paschke began playing violin in the 4th grade. Little did she know how “joining the school orchestra program” would shape her life! She went on to play violin as…

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First Thursday in January

First Thursdays
Thursday, January 3, 4:00 pm
Schubert Club Museum, 75 W 5th St, 2nd Floor
St. Paul, MN 55112 United States
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The Schubert Club Museum is open late on the First Thursday of each month from 4-8 pm! Free to the public, visitors can enjoy guided tours, live demonstrations, fun interactive music-making, and complimentary wine (for guests 21+) and refreshments. Every month is a unique experience with different activities hosted by Schubert Club, such as special guest(s) and demonstrations, live music, and trivia contests with opportunities to win tickets for Schubert Club performances. 

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FREE Courtroom Concert featuring Artaria String Quartet

Courtroom Concerts
Thursday, January 10, 12:00 pm
Landmark Center Courtroom 317, 75 W 5th St MN 55102 United States + Google Map

Described as an “exceptional ensemble with impressive confidence in its interpretations” and “Minnesota's foremost teaching and performing string quartet”, the Artaria String Quartet recently celebrated its 30 year of chamber…

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FREE Courtroom Concert featuring Border CrosSing, Ahmed Anzaldua, director

Courtroom Concerts
Thursday, January 17, 12:00 pm
Landmark Center Courtroom 317, 75 W 5th St MN 55102 United States + Google Map

Border CrosSing is a new organization founded in 2017 by a team of accomplished musicians and arts leaders. Our mission is to integrate historically-segregated audiences and musicians through the performance…

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Nicola Benedetti, violin & Alexei Grynyuk, piano

International Artist Series
Friday, January 18, 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 20, 3:00 pm
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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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.

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FREE Courtroom Concert featuring Clare Longendyke, piano

Courtroom Concerts
Thursday, January 24, 12:00 pm
Landmark Center Courtroom 317, 75 W 5th St MN 55102 United States + Google Map

Clare Longendyke is a passionate soloist and chamber musician recognized for her colorful musicality, technical fluency, and ability to interpret repertoires across the musical spectrum. She has performed solo and…

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A Musical World Tour with Lumina Women’s Ensemble

KidsJam
Tuesday, January 29, 10:30 am
Wednesday, January 30, 10:30 am
Schubert Club Museum, 75 W 5th St, 2nd Floor
St. Paul, MN 55112 United States
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Travel around the world with Lumina as you LISTEN to languages and songs from many countries. LEARN about distant lands and people of many cultures through music. PLAY with your voice as you imitate different sounds and CREATE your own songbook!

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FREE Piano Masterclass with Angela Hewitt

Wednesday, January 30, 4:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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Join pianist Angela Hewitt as she works with advanced students of Dr. Joseph Zins and Dr. Jo Ann Link.

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February 2019

A Musical World Tour

Family Concerts
Friday, February 1, 6:00 pm
Friday, February 1, 7:15 pm
Saint Anthony Park Lutheran Church, 2323 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Travel around the world with Lumina as you listen to languages and songs from many countries! Twin Cities vocalists Linda Kachelmeier, Angela Grundstad, and Clara Osowski, and string player Ginna Watson will have you singing along and moving to the music. Learn about distant lands and people of many cultures through music. The whole family will enjoy the beauty and excitement of A Musical World Tour!

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2019 Jazz Piano Workshop

Saturday, February 2, 10:00 am
Inver Hills Community College, Fine Arts Building 2500 80th St. E.
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 United States
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Featuring internationally acclaimed Jazz pianist, Lynne Arriale and Twin Cities jazz piano stars, Mary Louise Knutson and Javier Santiago. This FREE workshop series, designed for middle and high school students has three level groups led by our clinicians: The beginner class is intended for students of classical piano who want to learn about jazz, while the middle and advanced classes are for young pianists who have begun to play jazz. Each ability level group will be limited to 10 participants. Three scholarships of $300 each will be awarded for lessons with one of our local piano clinicians. Scholarships are provided by endowments to Schubert Club from the families of Marie Froehlich, Jane Matteson and David Paulus.

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Accordo: Monday, February 4, 2019

Accordo
Monday, February 4, 7:30 pm
Westminster Hall at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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Join us for an evening with Accordo (a string ensemble composed of present and former principal string players of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra) featuring the repertoire: Dvorak: Terzetto for 2 Violins & Viola, Harbison: November 1828, and Schubert: Piano Trio in Eb Major, Op. 100.

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Accordo at Icehouse: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Accordo
Tuesday, February 5, 7:30 pm
Icehouse MPLS, 2528 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, 55404 United States
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Join us for an informal repeat performance at the restaurant and music venue, Icehouse in Minneapolis on February 5, 2019 at 7:30pm. Accordo is a string ensemble composed of present and former principal string players of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra. Repertoire to be selected from the previous evening’s concert program: Dvorak: Terzetto for 2 Violins & Viola, Harbison: November 1828, and Schubert: Piano Trio in Eb Major, Op. 100  

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FREE Courtroom Concert Featuring David Walton, tenor & Mark Bilyeu, piano

Courtroom Concerts
Thursday, February 7, 12:00 pm
Landmark Center Courtroom 317, 75 W 5th St MN 55102 United States + Google Map

David Walton David Walton has made numerous appearances across the country as an up-and-coming lyric tenor. He spent two years as a resident artist with Minnesota Opera. Appearances this past…

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First Thursday in February

First Thursdays
Thursday, February 7, 4:00 pm
Schubert Club Museum, 75 W 5th St, 2nd Floor
St. Paul, MN 55112 United States
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The Schubert Club Museum is open late on the First Thursday of each month from 4-8 pm! Free to the public, visitors can enjoy guided tours, live demonstrations, fun interactive music-making, and complimentary wine (for guests 21+) and refreshments. Every month is a unique experience with different activities hosted by Schubert Club, such as special guest(s) and demonstrations, live music, and trivia contests with opportunities to win tickets for Schubert Club performances. 

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Ensemble Caprice

Music in the Park Series
Sunday, February 10, 4:00 pm
Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ, 2129 Commonwealth Ave
St. Paul, 55108 United States
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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.

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FREE Courtroom Concert featuring Joanne Opgenorth, violin; Jennifer Gerth, clarinet; Laura Sewell, cello; Ora Itkin, piano

Courtroom Concerts
Thursday, February 14, 12:00 pm
Landmark Center Courtroom 317, 75 W 5th St MN 55102 United States + Google Map

Joanne Opgenorth joined the Orchestra’s first violin section in 2002, after serving seven seasons as a first violinist in the Washington National Opera Orchestra in Washington, D.C. She has collaborated…

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FREE Courtroom Concert featuring the Music of Alex Brusentsev

Courtroom Concerts
Thursday, February 21, 12:00 pm
Landmark Center Courtroom 317, 75 W 5th St MN 55102 United States + Google Map

Aleksandr Brusentsev tells abstract stories with sound. Through shifting perspectives, his works articulate spaces and paradoxes that invite listeners to empathetically engage with fundamental questions and draw personal conclusions. His…

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The Westerlies

Schubert Club Mix
Thursday, February 21, 7:30 pm
Machine Shop, 300 2nd St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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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.

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Sensory-Friendly Family Concert featuring Nirmala Rajasekar

Family Concerts
Saturday, February 23, 10:30 am
Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, 270 N Kent St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
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Sensory-Friendly Family Concerts are inclusive, interactive concerts for families. These events allow audience members to enjoy an enriching concert experience in a sensory-friendly format.

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

International Artist Series
Monday, February 25, 7:30 pm
Ordway Music Theater, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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“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 special program 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. Joyce DiDonato greets you with a song in her heart and twinkle in her eye. The American mezzo-soprano’s program Songplay unites extraordinary musicians from the varied worlds of opera, jazz and tango in the pure pleasure of improvisation, experimentation and exchange. Together they create their own musical language, surprising listeners with timeless melodies transformed and universal stories retold over centuries; songs in English, in Italian and – naturally – in the universal language of music.

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FREE Courtroom Concert featuring Osvaldo Golijov’s “The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind” with Pat O’Keefe and friends

Courtroom Concerts
Thursday, February 28, 12:00 pm
Landmark Center Courtroom 317, 75 W 5th St MN 55102 United States + Google Map

Pat O'Keefe is a multifaceted performer who is endlessly active and in high demand in a wide variety of musical styles and genres. He has performed as a soloist with…

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March 2019

Hill House Chamber Players: March 4 & 11

Hill House Chamber Players
Monday, March 4, 7:30 pm
Monday, March 11, 7:30 pm
James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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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 theme “Trio Masterworks” is a celebration and exploration of the diverse repertoire for combinations of piano, violin, viola, cello and clarinet. 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.

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FREE Courtroom Concert featuring Eva Beneke, guitar, with Richard Kriehn, mandolin and Maria Jette, soprano

Courtroom Concerts
Thursday, March 7, 12:00 pm
Landmark Center Courtroom 317, 75 W 5th St MN 55102 United States + Google Map

Born in East-Berlin, Eva Beneke first laid hands on her father´s guitar at age 8, and later went on to study guitar at the Berlin University of Arts with Prof.…

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First Thursday in March

First Thursdays
Thursday, March 7, 4:00 pm
Schubert Club Museum, 75 W 5th St, 2nd Floor
St. Paul, MN 55112 United States
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The Schubert Club Museum is open late on the First Thursday of each month from 4-8 pm! Free to the public, visitors can enjoy guided tours, live demonstrations, fun interactive music-making, and complimentary wine (for guests 21+) and refreshments. Every month is a unique experience with different activities hosted by Schubert Club, such as special guest(s) and demonstrations, live music, and trivia contests with opportunities to win tickets for Schubert Club performances. 

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Accordo: Monday, March 11, 2019

Accordo
Monday, March 11, 7:30 pm
Westminster Hall at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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Join us for an evening with Accordo (a string ensemble composed of present and former principal string players of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra) featuring the repertoire: David Ludwig: Rule of Three for 2 Violins & Viola, Mozart: String Quintet in Bb Major, K. 174, George Benjamin: Viola, Viola, and Schubert: String Quartet in A Minor.

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Accordo at Icehouse: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Accordo
Tuesday, March 12, 7:30 pm
Icehouse MPLS, 2528 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, 55404 United States
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Join us for an informal repeat performance at the restaurant and music venue, Icehouse in Minneapolis. Accordo is a string ensemble composed of present and former principal string players of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra. Repertoire to be selected from the previous evening’s concert program: David Ludwig: Rule of Three for 2 Violins & Viola, Mozart: String Quintet in Bb Major, K. 174, George Benjamin: Viola, Viola, and Schubert: String Quartet in A Minor.

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Schubert Club Scholarship Competition Preliminaries 2019

Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition
Saturday, March 16, 8:00 am
Macalester College, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Music Building 103 S. Macalester Street
St. Paul, MN 55105 United States
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The Schubert Club Student Scholarship Competition, held each spring, awards a total of over $50,000 annually to young musicians to be used for further musical education.

The competition began in 1922, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Schubert Club. It started modestly with three winners representing the categories of voice, violin, and piano.  The competition has since grown to fourteen different categories with two cash prizes awarded for each category – $2000 and $1500 – to be used for further musical education. The winners of each category are also invited to perform in the annual Winners Recital. 

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Schubert Club Scholarship Competition Finals 2019

Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition
Sunday, March 17, 9:00 am
Macalester College, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Music Building 103 S. Macalester Street
St. Paul, MN 55105 United States
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The Schubert Club Student Scholarship Competition, held each spring, awards a total of over $50,000 annually to young musicians to be used for further musical education. The competition began in 1922, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Schubert Club. It started modestly with three winners representing the categories of voice, violin, and piano.  The competition has since grown to fourteen different categories with two cash prizes awarded for each category – $2000 and $1500 – to be used for further musical education. The winners of each category are also invited to perform in the annual Winners Recital. 

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Horszowski Trio with Masumi Per Rostad, viola

Music in the Park Series
Sunday, March 17, 4:00 pm
Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ, 2129 Commonwealth Ave
St. Paul, 55108 United States
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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.

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Latin American Percussion with Reinaldo Moya

KidsJam
Tuesday, March 19, 10:30 am
Wednesday, March 20, 10:30 am
Schubert Club Museum, 75 W 5th St, 2nd Floor
St. Paul, MN 55112 United States
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LISTEN to traditional Venezuelan music featuring maracas and cuatro. LEARN the different rhythmic patterns from joropo and vals styles from the Venezuelan plains. MAKE your own maracas and CREATE your own Venezuelan-inspired song!

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FREE Courtroom Concert featuring the music of Catherine Dalton

Courtroom Concerts
Thursday, March 21, 12:00 pm
Landmark Center Courtroom 317, 75 W 5th St MN 55102 United States + Google Map

Catherine Dalton Catherine Dalton specializes in vocal compositions that are inspired by classical, jazz, folk, world music and chant. Her music has received performances around the world by new music…

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Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Schubert Club Mix
Tuesday, March 26, 7:30 pm
James J. Hill Center, 80 W 4th St
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
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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.

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FREE Courtroom Concert featuring the music of Ben Osterhouse

Courtroom Concerts
Thursday, March 28, 12:00 pm
Landmark Center Courtroom 317, 75 W 5th St MN 55102 United States + Google Map

Benjamin Osterhouse is currently pursuing a doctorate in cello performance, studying with Tanya Remenikova. During his college career he has given solo performances with the University of Minnesota’s Symphony Orchestra,…

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Tales and Music From West Africa

Family Concerts
Friday, March 29, 6:00 pm
Friday, March 29, 7:15 pm
Saint Anthony Park Lutheran Church, 2323 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Experience traditional African drumming and dance heritage with Titambe West African Dance Ensemble! This COMPAS performance group has an impressive repertoire of authentic drumming, dances, music, storytelling, and cultural teachings. Composed of artists originating from all over the world, including Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Trinidad, and America, each Titambe performance is a celebration of diversity and unity. Get ready to dance along to the vibrant rhythms of Titambe!

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Musicians on the Rise (2019 Competition Winners Recital)

Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition
Saturday, March 30, 1:00 pm
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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Featuring winners of the Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition. Audience members can look forward to seeing and hearing the best of the local rising musical stars in the categories of piano, strings, voice, guitar, brass and woodwinds. Many winners…

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April 2019

Gautier Capuçon, cello & Yuja Wang, piano

International Artist Series
Wednesday, April 3, 10:30 am
Thursday, April 4, 7:30 pm
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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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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FREE Courtroom Concert featuring the Plymouth Youth Choir, Phillip Shoultz, director

Courtroom Concerts
Thursday, April 4, 12:00 pm
Landmark Center Courtroom 317, 75 W 5th St MN 55102 United States + Google Map

Featuring Plymouth Youth Choir with Phillip Shoultz, director. Youth perform choral pieces ranging from folk hymns and spirituals to contemporary pieces in a variety of languages. To join, a music background is helpful,…

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FREE Courtroom Concert featuring Musicians from the Apollo Music Festival, Garret Ross, director

Courtroom Concerts
Thursday, April 11, 12:00 pm
Landmark Center Courtroom 317, 75 W 5th St MN 55102 United States + Google Map

Featuring Musicians from the Apollo Music Festival, Garret Ross, director. The Apollo Music Festival hosts four classical music concerts, a young artists recital and masterclasses at the end of summer…

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Brentano String Quartet

Music in the Park Series
Sunday, April 14, 4:00 pm
Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ, 2129 Commonwealth Ave
St. Paul, 55108 United States
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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 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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Accordo with Silent Film: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Accordo
Tuesday, April 16, 7:30 pm
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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Join us for an evening with Accordo (a string ensemble composed of present and former principal string players of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra) combined with silent film with original compositions. 

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FREE Courtroom Concert featuring the Music of Abbie Betinis

Courtroom Concerts
Thursday, April 18, 12:00 pm
Landmark Center Courtroom 317, 75 W 5th St MN 55102 United States + Google Map

Composer Abbie Betinis writes music called "inventive, richly melodic" (The New York Times), "superb, whirling, soaring" (Tacoma News Tribune), and "the highlight" of the program (Boston Globe).  With over 50 commissioned works…

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FREE Courtroom Concert featuring Liba Schacht, violin; John Sharp, cello; Esther Wang, piano 

Courtroom Concerts
Thursday, April 25, 12:00 pm
Landmark Center Courtroom 317, 75 W 5th St MN 55102 United States + Google Map

Liba Schacht Violinist Liba Shacht was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, where she began her musical studies at age five. Shortly thereafter, her family emigrated to Israel. The recipient of an…

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Hill House Chamber Players: April 29 & May 6

Hill House Chamber Players
Monday, April 29, 7:30 pm
Monday, May 6, 7:30 pm
James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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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 theme “Trio Masterworks” is a celebration and exploration of the diverse repertoire for combinations of piano, violin, viola, cello and clarinet. 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.

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May 2019

FREE Courtroom Concert featuring the music of Reinaldo Moya

Courtroom Concerts
Thursday, May 2, 12:00 pm
Landmark Center Courtroom 317, 75 W 5th St MN 55102 United States + Google Map

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…

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FREE Courtroom Concert featuring American Composers Forum in partnership with Schubert Club NextNotes Lab student recital

Courtroom Concerts
Thursday, May 9, 12:00 pm
Landmark Center Courtroom 317, 75 W 5th St MN 55102 United States + Google Map

Featuring American Composers Forum in partnership with Schubert Club NextNotes Lab student recital View the Frequently Asked Questions about the Courtroom Concerts. About the Host Composer Abbie Betinis writes music…

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Chalaca

Schubert Club Mix
Thursday, May 9, 7:30 pm
Machine Shop, 300 2nd St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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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.

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Tienda by Reinaldo Moya

Schubert Club Mix
Thursday, May 23, 7:30 pm
TPT Studio A, 172 4th st e
St. Paul, MN 55101 United States
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This unique performance at TPT Studio A in Lowertown, St. Paul will feature a partially staged opera by Schubert Club Composer-in-Residence Reinaldo Moya with words by Caitlin Vincent. 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.

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