The Schubert Club announces the artists performing in its new concert series Schubert Club Mix starting January 2014. The idea behind this series is to present world-class classical music artists in a new, less formal presentation format. The Schubert Club is pleased to co-present selected concerts in this series in collaboration with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series and the American Composers Forum.
The series kicks off on January 12 with prodigiously talented American violinist Hilary Hahn in collaboration with Berlin-based pianist/composer Hauschka. On April 13 internationally recognized pianist Anthony de Mare will present Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim for the Piano, an evening of new solo piano pieces by some of the world’s foremost living composers; their works reflect songs by leading musical theater composer Stephen Soundheim. The series closes on June 3 with a multimedia performance titled Documerica featuring alternative string quartet ETHEL.
These concerts will be presented at Aria in Minneapolis, the former home of Theater de la Jeune Lune. This venture marks The Schubert Club’s first series in Minneapolis since its new music collaborations with the Walker in the 1970s.
Schubert Club Mix 2014 Lineup
HILARY HAHN AND HAUSCHKA: Silfra
Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 7pm, Aria
Co-presented with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series
With a flawless technique and a knack for razor-sharp performance, the prodigiously talented American violinist Hilary Hahn is known for her probing interpretations, technical brilliance and commitment to new music. Hauschka is the alias of classically-trained German pianist-composer Volker Bertelmann, whose work as Hauschka is based upon a playful exploration of the ‘prepared’ piano. Like Hahn, Hauschka is no stranger to collaboration, whether with formal outfits or acclaimed bands like Calexico and múm.
ANTHONY DE MARE, PIANO: Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano
Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 7:30pm, Aria
Co-presented with American Composers Forum
This intrepid program features solo piano pieces based on songs by the legendary composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim. “Liaisons demonstrates just how universal and timeless Sondheim’s music truly is,” explains de Mare. “The program’s collection of composers, ranging from jazz pianist Fred Hersch to film composer Thomas Newman to maverick Steve Reich, reveals Sondheim’s amazing ability to transcend the traditional boundaries of musical theater.” Minnesota-based composer Mary Ellen Childs was commissioned by The Schubert Club to write one of the new works for the project. Her piece, which “re-imagines” Sondheim’s Now-Later-Soon from A Little Night Music, will be included in the program.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 7:30pm, Aria
Co-presented with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series and the American Composers Forum
A meditation on America’s relationship to our land—and to today’s environmental and social issues—the multimedia work Documerica melds multiple-screen video projections with music by some of today’s top composers (Mary Ellen Childs, Ulysses Owens Jr., Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate and James Kimo Williams), performed with electrifying virtuosity by alternative string quartet ETHEL. Created in collaboration with projections designer Deborah Johnson (Sufjan Stevens’ BQE) and directed by Steve Cosson, Documerica juxtaposes manipulated vintage 1970s visuals with the music of now. Inspired by and showcasing evocative imagery from Project Documerica, a 1970s photographic archive commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency, the program explores this compelling snapshot of a tumultuous era. This will be the production’s first performance outside of New York.
Ticket & Concert Information
All tickets $25 + $3 fees (no fees for 3-concert subscribers). General admission.
Season tickets to Schubert Club Mix are available now and single tickets will be available on Monday, June 3 through The Schubert Club Ticket Office, at (651) 292-3268.