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October 2018

Nicola Benedetti, violin & Alexei Grynyuk, piano

Schubert Club Mix
Tuesday, October 2, 7:30 pm
Aria, 105 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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Schubert Club Mix kicks off for the season at one of our audience’s favorite locations, the hip and stylish downtown Minneapolis warehouse-converted-event-space Aria. On stage is Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti, Schubert Club's first annual Featured Artist, together with collaborative pianist Alexei Grynyuk. As a child and teenage prodigy, Nicola racked up award after award, and she hasn't slowed down. Today she is one of the most sought after violinists for solo and orchestral performances. Her Schubert Club Mix performance will explore Brahms's music and life story through the lens of the violin sonatas.

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November 2018

Harlem String Quartet

Schubert Club Mix
Wednesday, November 7, 7:30 pm
Summit Beer Hall, 910 Montreal Circle
St. Paul, 55102 United States
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The Harlem Quartet brings a program featuring its distinct mixture of classical and jazz influenced music. Formed in 2006 by the Sphinx Organization, the quartet now performs around the world including a current three-year residency at London’s Royal College of Music. The quartet has been praised for its “panache” by The New York Times and hailed in the Cincinnati Enquirer for “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent.” Schubert Club Mix audiences love to hear "new attitude!" By popular demand, we’ll be returning to Summit Beer Hall for this exciting performance. Come early for free brewery tours, food trucks, and, of course, beer.

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February 2019

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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March 2019

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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May 2019

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 Street Space, 172 4th st e
St. Paul, MN 55101 United States
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This unique performance at TPT Street Space 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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