Minnesota’s Schubert Club to mark 140 years in 2022-23 season

Posted on: March 16, 2022

“Next time, bring the family. Perhaps that’s what the Schubert Club said to English pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason when she was in town this week for two concerts” at Ordway Concert Hall, writes Rob Hubbard in Friday’s (3/11) Star Tribune (Minneapolis). “She’ll return next year with her six talented siblings to close the organization’s 2022-23 season with a 140th anniversary concert. Ranging in age from 13 to 26, the family also includes renowned cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason…. The Kanneh-Masons will perform chamber music in various configurations on May 7, 2023, to celebrate the Twin Cities’ oldest arts organization, founded in 1882. The anniversary season announced Wednesday will feature [mezzo-soprano] Anne Sofie von Otter … with fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout … and Bridget Kibbey … who has been called ‘the Yo-Yo Ma of the harp.’ ” Other performers will include Bach Collegium Japan, baritone Roderick Williams, violinists Benjamin Beilman and Randall Goosby, pianist Beatrice Rana, London’s Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble, the Merz Trio, and the Calidore, Emerson, and Jasper string quartets.