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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. Find the schedule here. These one-hour concerts often reach capacity. Complimentary coffee is served.
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.