Loading Events

← Back to Events

Ordway Concert Hall

+ Google Map
345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
651-224-4222 ordway.org

March 2017

Schubert Club Musicians on the Rise

Saturday, March 25, 1:00 pm
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
+ Google Map

This special concert will feature many of the scholarship winners of the 2017 Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition that took place in early March. Expect to be wowed by the incredible talent of these young artists. This FREE concert is open to everyone.

Find out more »
Miah Persson, soprano

Miah Persson, soprano with Malcolm Martineau, piano | International Artist Series

International Artist Series
Wednesday, March 29, 10:30 am
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
+ Google Map

As a member of the Royal Swedish Opera, soprano Miah Persson has wowed audiences with “spine-tingling moments of vocal splendour” (Edinburgh Spotlight), while the effusive and natural brightness of her voice beguiles listeners with a “sense of gentle repose . . . mixing charm, depth and romantic ardour” (The Sunday Times).

Find out more »

April 2017

Alexandre Tharaud, piano, April 27 & 28, 2017

International Artist Series
Thursday, April 27, 7:30 pm
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
+ Google Map

Despite a flourishing international career that includes performances at such legendary venues as Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, London's Royal Festival Hall and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in his native Paris, pianist Alexandre Tharaud only played in the U.S. for the first time in January 2015. Clearly, it was well worth the wait. NY Times critic Vivien Schweitzer hailed his debut performance at Carnegie Hall as full of both “articulation and wild exuberance.” As the son of a dance teacher at the Opéra de Paris and the grandson of a violinist, it should come as no surprise that Tharaud’s technical expertise, his “range of touch and colour, and his sheer enthusiasm, shine through every jewel-like piece” (The Guardian.) What is a bit strange, perhaps, is that Tharaud refuses to keep a piano at his own residence for fear that he will come to prefer improvisation and experimentation to rigorous practice. All the better for his audiences who continually delight in his "crisply articulated and vividly etched” (NY Times) renditions of Bach and others. The Schubert Club is proud to welcome Alexandre Tharaud to the Ordway Concert Hall stage for two dates in April 2017 for his International Artist Series debut.

Find out more »

October 2017

The Sphinx Virtuosi

Arts Partnership Copresentation
Sunday, October 22, 3:00 pm
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
+ Google Map

The Sphinx Virtuosi is one of the nation’s most dynamic professional chamber orchestras. Composed of 18 of the nation’s top Black and Latino classical soloists, these alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition come together each fall as cultural ambassadors to reach new audiences.

Find out more »

December 2017

Eric Owens, bass-baritone & Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano with Myra Huang, piano

International Artist Series
Wednesday, December 6, 10:30 am
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
+ Google Map

This International Artist Series concert will feature vocalists Eric Owens and Clara Osowski in an all-Schubert program in the Ordway Concert Hall. Bass-baritone Eric Owens is loved for his rich, velvety voice and is a regular at major opera companies like the Metropolitan Opera and Lyric Opera Chicago. Clara Osowski, recent winner of the Richard Tauber Prize for the best interpretation of Schubert Lieder at London’s 2017 Wigmore Hall Song Competition, is a much-loved mezzo-soprano based in the Twin Cities. In addition to her recent success in London, she placed second at Thomas Quasthoff’s International Das Lied Competition in Heidelberg, Germany in 2016. 

Find out more »

February 2018

Avi Avital, mandolin & Sérgio and Odair Assad, guitar

International Artist Series
Tuesday, February 20, 7:30 pm
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
+ Google Map

Avi Avital is an Israeli mandolinist, composer, and performer best known for his renditions of well-known Baroque and folk music, much of which was originally written for other instruments. Acknowledged by The New York Times for his "exquisitely sensitive playing" and “stunning agility,” Avi Avital is the first mandolin player to receive a GRAMMY nomination in the category “Best Instrumental Soloist.” After a wildly successful performance with Schubert Club Mix in 2016, we are delighted to welcome him back to hear another side of his playing.

Sérgio and Odair Assad are Brazilian-born brothers who have taken the classical guitar world by storm. Their exceptional artistry and uncanny ensemble playing come from both a family rich in Brazilian musical tradition and from studies with the guitar/lutenist Monina Távora (1921-2011), a disciple of Andrés Segovia. In addition to setting new performance standards, the Assads have played a major role in creating and introducing new music for two guitars. Their virtuosity has inspired a wide range of composers to write for them including Astor Piazzolla, Terry Riley, Radamés Gnattali, Marlos Nobre, and many others. The Assads last performed on our Music in the Park Series to a sold-out audience in May 2015. Hearing the musical talents of all three musicians together, all making their debuts on this series, will be a magical event.

Find out more »

March 2018

Accordo with Silent Film: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Accordo
Tuesday, March 13, 7:30 pm
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
+ Google Map

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. This concert in the acoustically superb Ordway Concert Hall will feature: Cinderella (1922) film by Lotte Reiniger, music by Karim Al-Zand; and a Buster Keaton movie, music by Stephen Prutsman.

Find out more »

Jennifer Koh, violin & Shai Wosner, piano

International Artist Series
Tuesday, March 20, 7:30 pm
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
+ Google Map

Born of Korean parents, American violinist, Jennifer Koh, began playing the violin by chance, choosing the instrument in a Suzuki-method program only because spaces for cello and piano had been filled. She made her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 11 and went on to win the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the Concert Artists Guild Competition, and an Avery Fisher Career Grant all when she was only 18 years old. She is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance.

For this recital, she will be joined by internationally recognized Israeli pianist Shai Wosner,  both making their debuts on this series. The New York Times declared that “Mr. Wosner’s singing tone and expressive musicality complemented Ms. Koh’s insightful, richly hued playing,” and The San Jose Mercury News raved of a recent concert that “Koh's impetuous, bright-toned phrasing was attractively set against Wosner's flowing, articulate pianism.”

Find out more »

Musicians on the Rise (Competition Winners Recital)

Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition
Saturday, March 24, 2:00 pm
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
+ Google Map

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 from the past have gone on to have very bright musical careers playing with major orchestras and renowned ensembles across the nation. This is a unique opportunity to “hear them first.” 

Find out more »

April 2018

Steven Isserlis, cello & Richard Egarr, harpsichord

International Artist Series
Tuesday, April 24, 7:30 pm
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
+ Google Map

Acclaimed worldwide for his profound musicianship and technical mastery, British cellist Steven Isserlis enjoys a distinguished career as a soloist, chamber musician, educator, author, and broadcaster. The recipient of many awards, Steven Isserlis is one of only two living cellists featured in Gramophone’s Hall of Fame. He takes a strong interest in presenting authentic performances using instruments and style that closely resemble music of the Baroque period. For this International Artist Series performance, he will be joined by the remarkable British harpsichordist Richard Egarr in a recital featuring the viola da gamba sonatas of J.S. Bach as well as sonatas by Handel and Scarlatti.  Egarr will play a harpsichord from the Schubert Club’s keyboard collection.

Find out more »

October 2018

Sphinx Virtuosi: Music Without Borders

Arts Partnership Copresentation
Sunday, October 28, 3:00 pm
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
+ Google Map

A chamber ensemble comprised of the nation’s top Black and Latino classical string soloists, the Sphinx Virtuosi returns to Saint Paul after acclaimed performances at the Ordway in 2016 and 2017. The orchestra will perform music by composers from communities searching for harmony and separated by time, distance, hardship and conflict.

Find out more »

November 2018

Christopher Maltman, baritone & Audrey Saint-Gil, piano

International Artist Series
Thursday, November 29, 7:30 pm
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »

January 2019

Nicola Benedetti, violin & Alexei Grynyuk, piano

International Artist Series
Friday, January 18, 7:30 pm
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »

March 2019

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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

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!

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

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!

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
Accordo with Silent Film at the Ordway

Join us for an evening with Accordo providing live accompaniment to several short silent films: The Dancing Pig, Journey to the Moon, Monir Farmanfarmaian, and, back by popular demand, Sherlock Jr. 

Find out more »

December 2019

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello & Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

International Artist Series
Thursday, December 5, 7:30 pm
Friday, December 6, 10:30 am
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
+ Google Map

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, one of the brightest young stars on the classical music scene and the winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition, is already in great demand from major orchestras and concert halls worldwide, and his spectacular performance at the Royal Wedding in 2018 endeared him to millions of viewers across the globe. As The Telegraph notes, Sheku is “ a superstar who’s also a true artist in the making.”

Find out more »

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello & Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

International Artist Series
Thursday, December 5, 7:30 pm
Friday, December 6, 10:30 am
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
+ Google Map

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, one of the brightest young stars on the classical music scene and the winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition, is already in great demand from major orchestras and concert halls worldwide, and his spectacular performance at the Royal Wedding in 2018 endeared him to millions of viewers across the globe. As The Telegraph notes, Sheku is “ a superstar who’s also a true artist in the making.”

Find out more »

February 2020

Accordo with Silent Film: Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Accordo
Tuesday, February 4, 7:30 pm
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
+ Google Map

Back by popular demand for a 5th year, this concert will feature silent films with original music performed by Accordo, featuring Steven Copes and Susie Park (violin), Hyobi Sim (viola),…

Find out more »

March 2020

Sphinx Virtuosi: For Justice and Peace

Arts Partnership Copresentation
Sunday, March 1, 3:00 pm
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
+ Google Map

A chamber ensemble comprised of the nation’s top Black and Latino classical string soloists, the Sphinx Virtuosi returns to the Ordway for a fourth consecutive year with their new program: For Justice and Peace.

Find out more »

CANCELLED – Musicians on the Rise (2020 Competition Winners Recital)

Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition
Saturday, March 28, 1:00 pm
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
+ Google Map

For the safety of our patrons and in keeping with guidance from state officials, Schubert Club has made the decision to cancel performances through April 15 as a preventative action…

Find out more »

October 2020

Lawrence Brownlee

Lawrence Brownlee, tenor and Myra Huang, piano – Virtual Concert

International Artist Series
Virtual Concerts
Sunday, October 4, 3:00 pm
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
+ Google Map

Named 2017 “Male Singer of the Year” by both the International Opera Awards and Bachtrack, American-born tenor Lawrence Brownlee has been hailed by The Guardian as “one of the world’s leading bel canto stars.”

Find out more »
+ Export Events