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The Schubert Club was originally started in 1882 by Marion Ramsey Furness, daughter to Governor Ramsey. You can find a Schubert Club history at MNOpedia. Now it has gained the reputation for presenting the world’s most prestigious musicians in recital. The museum is located at the Landmark Center. Concerts are held in various locations.
The Schubert Club Family Concerts
Family Concerts are held at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 2136 Carter Ave, St Paul and features national and local musicians performing folk, ethnic and classical music. Performances include storytelling, dance and audience participation. Some concerts are sensory-friendly. Advanced tickets are encouraged, but you can choose your own price.
Children over the age of six are also welcome to enjoy any of other concerts. However, everyone requires a ticket and they can be pricey for a family on a budget. Purchase tickets through the box office or by calling 651.292.3268. Ticket prices vary by show and seating.
The Schubert Club Courtroom Concerts
Courtroom Concerts are held over the noon hour on Thursdays from October through April and feature a variety of guest artists. These one-hour concerts often reach capacity. Complimentary coffee is served. The 2019/2020 Schedule is as follows:
- October 24: Music of Brahms, Dvořák, and de Sarasate; Grace Park, violin, and Tyler Wottrich, piano
- October 31: Madeline Island Chamber Music Fellowship String Quartet; Allison Smith, violin; Nathaniel Leavitt, violin; Harris Bernstein, viola; Bella Rae, cello
- November 7: Featuring "From the Land of Song" by David Evan Thomas; Maria Jette, soprano; Barbara Leibundguth, flute; Laura Sewell, cello; Sonja Thompson, piano
- November 14: Lux String Quartet; Stephanie Skor, violin; Erika Blanco, violin; Kristi Petraborg, viola; Eric Graf, cello
- November 21: Mill City String Quartet; Hulda Niles, violin; Erika Hoogeveen, violin; Valerie Little, viola; Ruth Marshall, cello
- December 12: Delphina Cello Quartet; Elena Denny, Julia Stewart, Katherine Canon, and Julia Floberg
- December 19: Songs of the Season; Carols by Minnesota Composers
- January 9: Irina & Julia Elkina, piano duo
- January 16: Artaria String Quartet; Ray Shows, violin; Nancy Oliveros, violin; Annalee Wolf, viola; Patricia Ryan, cello
- January 23: I. Christopher Atzinger, piano; II. Merilee Klemp, oboe; Laurie Marz, bassoon; Mimi Tung, piano
- February 6: Music of Michael Mairoana
- February 13: PaVielle French
- February 20: I. Matthew Williams, viola; Barbara Leibundguth, flute; Andrea Stern, harp; II. Ora Itkin, piano
- February 27: Clea Galhano, recorder, and Rene Izquidero, guitar
- March 5: Border CrosSing; Ahmed Anzaldua, director
- March 12: Artu Duo; Ruth Marshall, cello; Garret Ross, piano
- March 19: Duo Ihana; Jesse Nummelin, cello; Rie Tanaka, piano
- March 26: William Howard, piano
- April 2: Maithree Ensemble: Pat O'Keefe, clarinet; Nirmala Rajasekar, veena; Michelle Kinney, cello; Tim O'Keefe, percussion; Boopathi, Indian percussion
- April 9: Randall Scarlata, baritone; Nikki Melville, piano
- April 16: deVon Russell Gray, Schubert Club Composer-in-Residence
- April 23: Regina Stroncek, soprano
- April 30: Quince Ensemble
The Schubert Club Museum
The museum is on the second floor of the Landmark Center and includes rare instruments and large sculptures of instruments, correspondence of famous composers, and some hands-on exhibits. Special exhibits include:
- Keyboard Evolution • Explore the development of keyboards, from the Italian Harpsichord to the Streicher Grand Piano.
- Gilman Ordway Manuscript Collection • A rotating collection of correspondence from famous musicians.
- “Music in the Home” • The history of music boxes and how they evolved into the phonograph to the MP3 player.
- Gamelan Music • Explores the history and culture of this centuries old musical tradition.
- Schubert and the Recital Tradition • The history of music recitals.
This museum keeps an interpretive guide on staff to provide tours. Groups of 5 or more are encouraged to call ahead.
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