Announcing the Fourth Season of Schubert Club Mix

Schubert Club Mix: a new generation of classical music

SAINT PAUL, MN (May 17, 2016) – The Schubert Club is pleased to announce the fourth season of Schubert Club Mix. Schubert Club Mix is an innovative series that takes the formality out of classical music. Audiences are treated to remarkable and intimate performances with relevant artists who are influencing the musical landscape of today. A mix of old and new, presented in the stylish venues of Aria in downtown Minneapolis and TPT’s new Street Space in St. Paul’s Lowertown, this series is unique to The Schubert Club and not to be missed.

I believe there are music-lovers in our community for whom the formality and rituals of classical music performances in traditional concert venues are a deterrent to attending. Our idea behind Schubert Club Mix is to relax our presentation style and the ambiance of the venue without at all compromising the quality of the music-making. – Barry Kempton, Artistic & Executive Director of The Schubert Club.

2016-2017 Schubert Club Mix

Tembembe Ensamble Continuo
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:30pm, Aria

“Fandango Barocco” features Tembembe, a 5-member instrumental and vocal ensemble from Mexico. Bringing together the sound world of the Hispanic baroque guitar and the music of Mexican and Latin American contemporary culture, Tembembe explores the similarities between the instruments and practices of these two traditions. Expect a riveting performance including song and dance that brings alive the festive spirits of both the Hispanic fandango of the 17th century and contemporary traditional fandango.

 

Tim Fain: “Portals: A Multi-Media Exploration of Longing in the Digital Age”
Thursday January 19, 2017, 7:30pm, TPT Street Space

This live concert/video hybrid presentation by violinist Tim Fain is his musical exploration of the human longing for connection in the digital age. Expect a combination of music, film and dance including a work for solo violin by Philip Glass (written for Fain), film choreographed and directed by Black Swan’s Benjamin Millepied, the music of Pulitzer Prize winning composers Aaron Jay Kernis, William Bolcom, and Kevin Puts, and the acclaimed Nico Muhly and Lev Zhurbin, all interwoven with films by Kate Hackett and spoken-word poetry by Leonard Cohen, read by radio personality Fred Child.

“I wanted to expand on what a performance can be. Plenty of people use video, but I wanted to make something that really reflected growing up with Skype and Facebook—I mean, I’m addicted to my phone as much as everybody else, but I wanted to use that for something compelling and beautiful.” -Tim Fain

 

ten Thing
Thursday March 16, 2017, 7:30pm, Aria

World-renowned Norwegian trumpeter, Tine Thing Helseth formed her ten-person (all female) brass ensemble in 2007 after she and some trumpet playing friends watched a string orchestra. They were inspired to recreate the same level of ensemble on brass instruments, playing great repertoire at the highest level possible. tenThing’s music are all original arrangements by Norwegian guitarist and arranger Jarle G. Storløkken. Their pieces (sometimes with choreography) span an eclectic range of repertoire from Grieg and Bizet to Piazzolla and Kurt Weill.

 

Roomful of Teeth
Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 7:30pm, Aria

Copresented with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series and Walker Art Center

Roomful of Teeth is a Grammy-winning eight-person vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. They have studied Tuvan throat singing, yodeling, Hindustani music and other vocal techniques from around the world to shape their unique sound. The performance at Aria will include a world premiere of a new commission by experimental pop artist Nick Zammuto and the Minnesota premiere of group member Caroline Shaw’s Pulitzer Prize-winning composition, Partita for 8 Voices, “A highly polished and inventive a cappella work uniquely embracing speech, whispers, sighs, murmurs, wordless melodies and novel vocal effects” (New Amsterdam Records).

 

Christopher O’Riley
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 6pm & 8:30pm, TPT Street Space

American pianist (and host of NPR’s From the Top) Christopher O’Riley will play J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations paired with Metamorphosis No. 2 by Philip Glass. Come early to enjoy interactive technology components.


Ticket Information

Five Concert Packages are on sale starting May 17, 2016. (Save $5 per ticket)
Three Concert Packages are on sale starting May 17, 2016. (Save $2 per ticket)
Single tickets will be on sale August 1, 2016.
All concerts general admission.
Order online at schubert.org/mix or call 651.292.3268 (M-F, 8:30-4:30)

 

Venues

TPT Street Space, 172 4th St E, St Paul, MN 55101
Aria, 105 North 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

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