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. Schubert Club Concerts are held in various locations.
The Schubert Club Music Museum
The Music Museum is on the second floor of the Landmark Center and includes rare instruments and large sculptures of instruments.It was completely renovated during the 2020 closure to include fun and touchable, kid-friendly exhibits.
New exhibits include:
- Music Makers Zone - An interactive exhibit where visitors can interact with instruments from around the world.
- Keyboard Journey - Explore the development of keyboards, from the Italian Harpsichord to the Streicher Grand Piano.
This museum keeps an interpretive guide on staff to provide tours. Groups of 5 or more are encouraged to call ahead.
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 KidsJam Workshops are offered on weekdays during the school year and were originally created for homeschool families, but anyone can sign up to attend. These do tend to sell out fast though, so sign up early.
Thursday Courtroom Concerts
Courtroom Concerts are held over the noon hour on Thursdays from October through April and feature a variety of guest artists. Complimentary coffee is served. These one-hour concerts often reach capacity, so we recommend getting there early if you are particularly excited about an artist.