Schubert Club’s Music Listening Circle

Curator: Mark Bilyeu

Schubert Club’s Music Listening Circle offers music lovers a new kind of experience outside the concert hall. Once monthly, members gather to learn about and discuss a specified musical topic, style, form or composer. Equal parts listening, teaching and discussion combine to create a unique event which will deepen members’ musical understanding, broaden their aural horizons and cultivate a unique community of people who love engaging with music.

Venue: Summit Center for the Arts & Innovation 
1524 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, 55105

Register for Fall Semester

Fall Semester 2019 Dates: Sep. 23, Oct. 28, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, 2019
Cost: $60 for 4 sessions
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Refreshments will be provided.

Famous Comebacks – Sept. 23, 2019
Symphonies, operas, and sonatas – we’ll listen to some of the pieces that crashed and burned at their premieres, the effect it had on the composers, and how the works rose from the ashes to be considered masterworks now. Everyone loves a good comeback story, and we’ve got plenty of them.

Music of Les Six – Oct. 28, 2019

They say ‘good things come in pairs,’ but sometimes, they come in sixes. We’ll talk about the famous circle of early 20th-Century French composers and their friends by examining their music and their world.

The Music of George Walker – Nov. 18
Pianist and composer George Walker stands as a ground breaking figure in classical music: the first African American to graduate from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, to debut a solo recital at New York’s Town Hall, and the first to win a Pulitzer Prize. George Walker passed away on August 23, 2018 at the age of 96.

Up in the Air: Music In the Sky – Dec. 9
Composers take inspiration from all around them – even from above! We’ll explore music about birds, planes, and maybe even Superman.

Spring Semester 2019 Dates: TBA
Cost: $75 for 5 sessions
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Refreshments will be provided.


**Members pay for all sessions at one time. All payments in full with no partial memberships offered. No refunds for a session you cannot attend. You may send a friend in your place if you cannot attend for no additional charge. 

For questions please contact Kate Cooper at Schubert Club, 651.292.3266 or