Schubert Club’s Music Listening Circle

Curator: Mark Bilyeu


This all new Music Listening Circle will offer music lovers a new kind of experience outside the concert hall. Once monthly, members will 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.

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Venue: Summit Center for the Arts & Innovation 
1524 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, 55105
Cost: $75 for 5 sessions
Dates: Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Mar. 4, Apr. 8, May 13, 2019
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Refreshments will be provided.

Water Music – Monday, January 14, 2019
From Handel to Heitzeg, Debussy to John Luther Adams, composers have always taken inspiration from water.
We’ll listen to how composers utilize their individual musical language to represent a universal experience.

Odd couples: Works for Weird Pairings – Monday, February 11, 2019
String quartets and instrumental sonatas can be so routine! What happens when a bassoon and piccolo
need a duet, or a string bass and percussionist want to go on tour? We explore the unusual and
beautiful music that results (often) out of necessity!

Whitman and Music – Monday, March 4, 2019
2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the American poet, and the ‘father of free verse.’ Positioned
between the Transcendentalist and Realism movements, Whitman’s writings have inspired hundreds of
musical works – not all of them include his texts.

Composer Spotlight: The Music of Missy Mazolli – Monday, April 8, 2019
Composer and performer Missy Mazolli has been called “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart.” Her work
crosses genres, disciplines and sound worlds. From opera to chamber music, Brahmsian piano works
to her rock band Victoire, we explore it all, and hear why the New York Times calls her “one of the more
consistently inventive, surprising composers now working.”

Rossini’s Parisian Soirees – Monday, May 13, 2019
Rossini’s retirement was spent planning parties in his Parisian flat. Star-studded guest lists experienced
premieres of his small-scale chamber music as well as culinary premieres of his dishes, now known as
alla Rossini. We’re throwing our own Rossini soiree to celebrate the finale of the first season of the
Listening Circle!

**Members pay for all five 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