|In this video produced by MNuet.com's Matt Peiken, artistic and executive director Barry Kempton tours us through The Schubert Club's past, present and future.|
For nearly 130 years, The 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 The 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 the Arts Partnership along with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Minnesota Opera and Ordway Center.
|The Schubert Club's activities are generously sponsored in part by the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Saint Paul Cultural STAR Program, and Target® .|
Images of instruments and manuscripts from The Schubert Club Collection were photographed by Natasha D'Schommer, a Minneapolis based artist.