Schubert Club

Schubert Club The Schubert Club invites the world’s finest recital soloists and ensembles to the Twin Cities.
The Schubert Club is an internationally renowned performing arts organization dedicated to expanding the enjoyment of music through world-class recitals, premier educational programs and rare collections of musical treasures. Founded in 1882, The Schubert Club maintains a highly regarded national and international reputation among leading classical music performers. Its International Artists Series has brought Jascha Heifetz, Arthur Rubinstein, Cecilia Bartoli, Alfred Brendel, Renée Fleming and Yo-Yo Ma, among many others, to the Twin Cities to perform in recital for sold-out audiences.
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For over 130 years, Schubert Club has been Minnesota’s leading performing arts organization with a reputation for presenting the world’s most prestigious musicians in recital. It has secured a prominent and distinguished reputation among musical organizations nationwide, and is one of the oldest arts organizations in the country. The Schubert Club has brought virtually all of the world's great recitalists to the Saint Paul stage including Jascha Heifetz, Arthur Rubinstein, Cecelia Bartoli, Isaac Stern, Beverly Sills, Yo-Yo Ma and Renée Fleming to name a few. In July 2010, Minnesota chamber music organization Music in the Park Series merged with Schubert Club. Founded in 1978 by Julie Himmelstrup who continues to serve as artistic director, the Series is now part of the Schubert Club, presenting the finest chamber music ensembles from Minnesota and around the world. The Schubert Club education programs provide students with free music lessons, present master classes, commission new works by American composers and award student scholarships through a competition program. The Schubert Club Museum holds a world-class collection comprised of over 100 historic keyboards, hundreds of instruments from around the world and letters and manuscripts of over 100 famous composers. Admission is free and open to the public serving thousands of visitors and student groups annually. The Museum and administrative offices are located in the historic Landmark Center in downtown Saint Paul. The building is located on the north end of Saint Paul's Rice Park that also includes the Saint Paul Hotel, Saint Paul Public Library, and Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. The Schubert Club is also a member of Arts Partnership along with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Minnesota Opera and Ordway Center.

Mission: The Schubert Club invites the world’s finest recital soloists and ensembles to our community and promotes the finest musical talents of our community to the world. We do this through performances, education and museum programs, championing the music of today and of the future while celebrating great classical music of the past.

This year, our Scholarship Competition was transitioned to digital format for solo Piano and Guitar entrants. Although w...
06/10/2020
Virtual Event: Winners Recital – Musicians on the Rise

This year, our Scholarship Competition was transitioned to digital format for solo Piano and Guitar entrants. Although we can't celebrate the winners at our usual Musicians on the Rise event at the Ordway, we are thrilled to showcase their work in a Virtual Winners Recital, launching on our website tonight at 7:30!

Join us for the 2020 Virtual Winners Recital: Musicians on the Rise, celebrating the winners of the 97th Annual Schubert Club Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition. This year, we had to…

We're excited to announce the 2020-2021 season of Accordo! Don't miss the 12th season from the group named "Best Chamber...
06/09/2020

We're excited to announce the 2020-2021 season of Accordo! Don't miss the 12th season from the group named "Best Chamber Ensemble" by the Star Tribune. View the full season and subscribe at schubert.org/concerts/accordo/

Schubert Club mourns the killing of George Floyd, and we denounce the repeated violence and injustice suffered by the Bl...
06/03/2020

Schubert Club mourns the killing of George Floyd, and we denounce the repeated violence and injustice suffered by the Black community.

We stand for a united Minnesota in which Black people and all people of color are treated with the same respect and given the same opportunity as the rest of our community.

As a music presenter and provider of music education, Schubert Club seeks to celebrate the extraordinary contributions that the Black community makes to our shared world of music, and to provide Black musicians and students of color with the same opportunities as all others.

We commit to being an inclusive organization, to continue the journey our equity and inclusion work is taking us on, and to redouble our efforts to serve the whole Twin Cities community.

If you are looking for additional, actionable ways to help during this time, Public Art Saint Paul has compiled a list of organizations support through donations or volunteer work in response to recent events. Many are organized around supporting black and indigenous people of color, their communities, and businesses: http://publicartstpaul.org/georgefloydorgs/

The final Virtual Music Listening Circle session is now live! Explore music in film from Camille Saint-Saëns and Erik Sa...
05/27/2020
Virtual Event: Music Listening Circle, Session 4 – Music for Film

The final Virtual Music Listening Circle session is now live! Explore music in film from Camille Saint-Saëns and Erik Satie, to the music of King Kong, to modern classics from John Williams (Star Wars) and Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy).

John Williams isn’t the only composer who writes music for films! We’ll listen to some of the best – and most surprising – music written for the big screen: before AND after the films t…

Today is the final day to listen to our virtual International Artist Series concert with Augustin Hadelich and Joyce Yan...
05/22/2020
Virtual Performance: Augustin Hadelich, violin, and Joyce Yang, piano

Today is the final day to listen to our virtual International Artist Series concert with Augustin Hadelich and Joyce Yang.Tune in tonight and have a wonderful long weekend!

Join us online on May 15 for an encore performance of selected works from an outstanding International Artist Series concert from 2016, featuring Augustin Hadelich, violin, and Joyce Yang, piano. T…

Here's a peek behind the scenes into our socially distant recording session with Clara Osowski at Landmark Center! Her p...
05/21/2020

Here's a peek behind the scenes into our socially distant recording session with Clara Osowski at Landmark Center! Her performance will be part of the Ordway 2020 Virtual Spring Fête, in celebration and support of the Arts Partnership. RSVP at https://ordway.org/fete/

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The third session of our Virtual Listening Circle goes live at 5pm today! This week, curator Mark Bilyeu explores the co...
05/18/2020
Virtual Event: Music Listening Circle, Session 3

The third session of our Virtual Listening Circle goes live at 5pm today! This week, curator Mark Bilyeu explores the commissions of Schubert Club. If you enjoy learning about local history and the incredible music created right here in the Twin Cities, you'll love this Listening Circle installment.

Virtual Listening Circle, Session 3: Schubert Club Commissions Explore the composers and their music which The Schubert Club has supported over it’s 130 years with new and archival recordings!

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05/18/2020

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Session 2 of our virtual Music Listening Circle is now available! This week, join curator Mark Bilyeu for a deep dive in...
05/12/2020
Virtual Event: Music Listening Circle, Session 2

Session 2 of our virtual Music Listening Circle is now available! This week, join curator Mark Bilyeu for a deep dive into the music of Venezuelan pianist, soprano, composer, and conductor Teresa Carreño.

Virtual Listening Circle, Session 2: Composer Spotlight: Teresa Carreño    

"As a professional composer, [Reinaldo Moya] now tries to give voice to people who have not historically been portrayed ...
05/11/2020
Take a Listen to Reinaldo Moya's Minnesota-Latino Opera - TPT Originals

"As a professional composer, [Reinaldo Moya] now tries to give voice to people who have not historically been portrayed in opera, a mission at the heart of his Schubert Club-commissioned work, Tienda, along with librettist Caitlin Vincent, about one of the first Mexican-American immigrants to Minnesota."

MN Original recently featured former Composer-in-Residence Reinaldo Moya's chamber opera, Tienda. Go behind the scenes here:

  It was by chance that Reinaldo Moya fell in love with classical music. Growing up in a working-class neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela, Moya's two older brothers were part of El Sistema, a world-renowned children’s orchestra and musical teaching system started by the late conductor José Anton...

Our popular Music Listening Circle is going virtual! Like a book club for music lovers, the Listening Circle is a unique...
05/08/2020

Our popular Music Listening Circle is going virtual! Like a book club for music lovers, the Listening Circle is a unique program designed to expand your musical learning by diving deeper into a specific musical form, style, composer, or other topics. We are re-posting video versions of January - March 2020's sessions, and in May we'll release an all new program exploring film scores. This program is *free* and open to all! Session 1 is available online now, and session 2 will be posted on Monday May 11.

https://schubert.org/music-listening-circle/

05/06/2020
Danish String Quartet plays Beethoven quartet no. 15 in A minor, op. 132, 3rd mov. (Molto adagio)

Today was scheduled to be the first performance in our Beethoven Quartets Series with the Danish String Quartet. We are fortunate to have found new dates for the series, but we still wish we could be celebrating with all of you! In the meantime, please enjoy the quartet's beautiful performances on their YouTube channel, as well as Sunday's virtual concert.

Recorded live at DSQ Festival 2018 "The Copenhagen Cycle", Oct 22-27 Cameras: Agata Netyks, Marta Zych, Caroline Bittencourt, Wojciech Zych, and Cezary Zych ...

Our next virtual concert will be a full-length video of the Danish String Quartet's sold-out Schubert Club Mix performan...
05/05/2020

Our next virtual concert will be a full-length video of the Danish String Quartet's sold-out Schubert Club Mix performance from November 2019 at American Swedish Institute! We can't wait to re-live this beautiful evening of Scandinavian folk music.

Photo: Jayme Halbritter Photography

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05/05/2020

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Happy Monday from Schubert Club's socially distant staff! We hope everyone is staying safe and well at home, and that yo...
05/04/2020

Happy Monday from Schubert Club's socially distant staff! We hope everyone is staying safe and well at home, and that you're taking the time to relax and listen to some inspiring music.

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05/04/2020

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04/28/2020

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Our next virtual concert will be this Sunday, featuring works from a 2016 performance by the Pacifica Quartet with guest...
04/24/2020
Virtual Performance: Music in the Park Series presents Pacifica Quartet with Johannes Moser, cello

Our next virtual concert will be this Sunday, featuring works from a 2016 performance by the Pacifica Quartet with guest artist, cellist Johannes Moser. And if you haven't had a chance to listen to Wednesday's concert with Avi Avital and Sérgio & Odair Assad, that performance is still available to listen to on our website.

Even though we can't enjoy live music together at the moment, we hope you're enjoying the opportunity to revisit some of our favorite concerts from past seasons as much as we are!

Join us on Sunday, April 26 for a virtual encore performance of selected works from a November 2016 Music in the Park Series concert with Pacifica Quartet. In this beautiful and moving program, Ger…

Don't forget to join us tonight at 7:30 pm CST for our virtual International Artist Series concert with Avi Avital, mand...
04/22/2020
Virtual Concert: The International Artist Series presents Avi Avital, mandolin & Sérgio and Odair Assad

Don't forget to join us tonight at 7:30 pm CST for our virtual International Artist Series concert with Avi Avital, mandolin, and Sérgio and Odair Assad, guitar! This concert was originally performed in February 2018 and features the music of Bach, Haydn, Bartok, Piazzolla, and more.

Join us for a Virtual encore performance of an unforgettable International Artist Series performance from 2018: Avi Avital, mandolin, & Sérgio and Odair Assad, guitar. This performance took pla…

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04/21/2020

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Tune in for our next Virtual Concert, this Wednesday at 7:30 pm! We're presenting an encore performance of an unforgetta...
04/20/2020
Virtual Concert: The International Artist Series presents Avi Avital, mandolin & Sérgio and Odair Assad

Tune in for our next Virtual Concert, this Wednesday at 7:30 pm! We're presenting an encore performance of an unforgettable International Artist Series concert from February, 2018: Avi Avital, mandolin, and Sérgio and Odair Assad, guitar. We can't wait!

Join us for a Virtual encore performance of an unforgettable International Artist Series performance from 2018: Avi Avital, mandolin, & Sérgio and Odair Assad, guitar. This performance took pla…

Tune in tonight to a Philedalphia Orchestra performance featuring International Artist series artists Daniil Trifonov, p...
04/18/2020
Virtual Philadelphia Orchestra - PhilOrch

Tune in tonight to a Philedalphia Orchestra performance featuring International Artist series artists Daniil Trifonov, piano and Gil Shaham, violin! The program will feature Beethoven’s violin concerto and 4th and 5th piano concertos.

We know that now, more than ever, music is an incredibly powerful force for good, for inspiration, and for healing. We've created the Virtual Philadelphia Orchestra to bring music, in video and audio forms, as well as interactive education and enrichment, directly to you.

The Arts Partnership (Schubert Club, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Minnesota Opera and The Saint Paul Chamber O...
04/16/2020
Minneapolis kids get a lesson from young Detroit musicians: You can do this, too

The Arts Partnership (Schubert Club, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Minnesota Opera and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra) have presented four outstanding concerts with the Sphinx Virtuosi in Saint Paul.

Read more in the Star Tribune about how this chamber ensemble made up of elite Black and Latinx classical soloists is inspiring young musicians through educational outreach.

Follow the StarTribune for the news, photos and videos from the Twin Cities and beyond.

We are so excited to announce new, rescheduled dates for the Beethoven Quartets Series with the Danish String Quartet in...
04/15/2020

We are so excited to announce new, rescheduled dates for the Beethoven Quartets Series with the Danish String Quartet in October and December of 2020! Ticket holders are being contacted with additional details, and the full schedule is available on our website:
https://schubert.org/concerts/beethoven-quartets-cycle/

Head to our website today to check out a virtual KidsJam program with Mill City String Quartet! The video is live now an...
04/14/2020
Virtual Event: KidsJam with Mill City String Quartet

Head to our website today to check out a virtual KidsJam program with Mill City String Quartet! The video is live now and will remain available for viewing for a full week.

Kids and Families can join us for a virtual KidsJam workshop with Mill City String Quartet! The video will be available on Tuesday, April 14 and will remain on our website for a full week. This pro…

Don't forget to join us tonight at 7:30! We'll be sharing a  virtual Encore Performance of a memorable Accordo concert f...
04/06/2020
Virtual Performance: Accordo

Don't forget to join us tonight at 7:30! We'll be sharing a virtual Encore Performance of a memorable Accordo concert from May of 2017, with a special greeting from Steven Copes. The program features Accordo members Steven Copes, Maiya Papach and Ronald Thomas together with guest artists Anna Polonsky on piano and Alexander Fiterstein on clarinet, with music from Schumann, Hindemith, and Brahms.

Join us for our second virtual concert with Accordo! This performance was originally performed and recorded on May 15, 2017 at Plymouth Congregational Church. The full performance will be posted at…

Announcing Schubert Club's second virtual concert! On Monday April 6 at 7:30 pm, in lieu of our upcoming live Accordo co...
04/01/2020
Virtual Performance: Accordo

Announcing Schubert Club's second virtual concert! On Monday April 6 at 7:30 pm, in lieu of our upcoming live Accordo concerts, we'll be sharing an encore performance of Accordo's May 2017 concert at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis, featuring guest artist Alexander Fiterstein. And as a reminder, our Music in the Park Series virtual concert with Miró Quartet is still up on our website through Sunday!

Join us for our second virtual concert with Accordo! This performance was originally performed and recorded on May 15, 2017 at Plymouth Congregational Church. The full performance will be posted at…

International Artist Series artist, pianist Igor Levit, is streaming nightly house concerts on Twitter. Follow him to tu...
03/31/2020

International Artist Series artist, pianist Igor Levit, is streaming nightly house concerts on Twitter. Follow him to tune in and view past house concerts at https://twitter.com/igorpianist

Thank you to Pioneer Press for highlighting our virtual Encore Performance from Miró Quartet, along with a number of oth...
03/30/2020
Quarantined classical: What you can do to get an earful of orchestra or opera

Thank you to Pioneer Press for highlighting our virtual Encore Performance from Miró Quartet, along with a number of other incredible streaming and online offerings around the Twin Cities. If you missed it yesterday, the recording will be available on our website until 4pm on Sunday April 5!

While you sometimes have to look long and hard to find positives amid the COVID-19 crisis, one may be that folks who used to think of themselves as consumers of art now recognize that they are part…

03/27/2020
Gautier Capuçon

2019 International Artist Series artist, cellist Gautier Capuçon, will be giving a free, live concert today from his home at noon CST!

Rendez-vous à 18h,
Chez vous, depuis chez moi !
Un moment de musique ensemble avec a mes cotés virtuellement le pianiste Jérôme Ducros
Avec le www.sofa-festival.fr
Ici, sur ma page Facebook
À tout à l’heure 🎵

See you at 6pm, French time, for a live concert from my living room with my friend Jérôme Ducros !

Join us for our first virtual concert! This Sunday, we'll be sharing an Encore Performance of Miró Quartet’s memorable M...
03/26/2020
Virtual Performance: Miró Quartet

Join us for our first virtual concert! This Sunday, we'll be sharing an Encore Performance of Miró Quartet’s memorable Music in the Park Series performance from September 2018, featuring music by Schumann, Mendelssohn, and Kevin Puts, composer. This concert will be available to listen to on our website at 4pm on Sunday March 29th, and will remain available for listening for a full week.

While we can't be together in person, we hope to share more virtual performances with you over the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more to come!

Join us for a special virtual encore performance of the September 2018 Music in the Park series performance from Miró Quartet. The full performance will be posted at 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 29 and…

Do you have small music-lovers in your lives? Check out this list of free children's eBooks about music - including one ...
03/24/2020
Five Free Children’s eBooks About Music

Do you have small music-lovers in your lives? Check out this list of free children's eBooks about music - including one from International Artist Series artist Joshua Bell!

The kids are home from school – for a long, loooooong time. But good news: There’s no time to be bored when there are so many great free children’s eBooks

If you're looking for some creative and musical inspiration during this time, International Artist Series artists Sheku ...
03/20/2020

If you're looking for some creative and musical inspiration during this time, International Artist Series artists Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Isata Kanneh-Mason and family will be live on Facebook today at 12:30pm CST!

Back home in Nottingham with the family for a while:) I always feel lucky to have this home to come back to. My heart goes out to everyone during these uncertain times. We’ll all be trying to make the most of this situation and be doing as many creative things we can together. We’ll be sharing what we’re up to and will be going live on Facebook tomorrow at 5:30pm GMT!

03/16/2020

Last Tuesday, we were fortunate to host the exceptionally talented Daniil Trifonov, piano in recital. We send our deepest gratitude and appreciation to our community of music lovers as we share a few memories from Trifonov's recital and Alison Young's pre-concert lecture. We hope to see you all again soon.

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Founded over 135 years ago, Schubert Club is today one of the nation’s most vibrant music organizations, enriching Minnesota with dynamic concerts, music education programs and museum exhibits. Schubert Club remains as relevant, respected, and resilient today as it has throughout its history.

Schubert Club presented its first public recital in 1893. Since then the ​International Artist Series​ has included virtually all of the world’s great recitalists, Jascha Heifetz, Arthur Rubinstein, Cecilia Bartoli, Isaac Stern, Beverly Sills, Yo-Yo Ma and Renée Fleming among them. In 2014, Schubert Club introduced ​Schubert Club Mix​, its convention-breaking performance series in non-traditional venues. Schubert Club also presents ​Music in the Park​ Series (chamber music concerts in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood), free weekly lunchtime ​Courtroom Concerts​in downtown St. Paul, chamber ensemble ​Accordo in Minneapolis venues, and the ​Hill House Chamber Players​ at the historic James J. Hill House.

Not only a concert presenter, Schubert Club has engaged in music education programs since 1911. Schubert Club currently reaches two thousand youth annually through varied activities such as family concerts, teacher and student workshops, free music lessons in neighborhood locations, and scholarships that allow young students to pursue their music studies more intensively.

In addition, the ​Schubert Club Museum​, located in downtown Saint Paul’s historic Landmark Center, holds a world-class collection of historic keyboards, original letters and manuscripts of famous composers, and musical instruments from around the world. These are displayed and available for free public viewing, enhanced with interpretive information and frequent tours and special programs.

Schubert Club maintains a commitment to affordable ticket prices for all concert presentations, as well as cost-free education programs and museum entrance, thanks to endowment gifts and annual donations.

Schubert Club is one of four founding members of the Arts Partnership, programming a vibrant future for the performing arts in downtown St. Paul together with the Ordway, Minnesota Opera and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.

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Join us in attending a Schubert Club Virtual Concert on Sunday.
Going to see Joshua Bell on Sunday! Should be an amazing concert.
Dear Schubert Club I wondered if you might like to watch my daughter playing some Schubert with her Trio Gaspard in Europe:
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