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Hill House Chamber Players- 35th Season presents "The Inspiration of Youth and Happy Birthday, Ludwig"
James J. Hill House
St. Paul, MN
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Hill House Chamber Players- 35th Season presents "The Inspiration of Youth and Happy Birthday, Ludwig"
The Hill House Chamber Players, in their 35th season,
co-sponsored by the Schubert Club and Minnesota Historical Society, presents 2019-2020 season.

This season explores of the remarkable repertoire of well-known composers whose youthful compositions are not as familiar.
The first set of concerts in October presents a piano quartet dedication from 16-year-old student Josef Suk to his teacher, Antonin Dvorak.
In the May concerts you will hear a 16 year old Mahler quartet paired with a Schnittke piano quartet, based on a fragment of the Mahler. Also on this concert is a rarely played piano quartet of Beethoven, written at age 15.
250th celebration of Beethoven is recognized by playing his works, at various ages, in the 2020 concerts.


Admission includes a 7:00 pre-concert conversation with Emily Hogstad, intermission refreshments, and a post-concert tour of the magnificent Gilded Age mansion.

NEW THIS SEASON, ALL CONCERTS ARE BACK-TO-BACK, MONDAY AND TUESDAY EVENINGS, at 7:30 pm, with general admission seating in the art gallery of the James J Hill House, 240 Summit Ave, St Paul.

A wheelchair accessible ramp is past the main entrance, and the Hill House has restrooms on the first floor for those with limited mobility, and a wheelchair accessible restroom on the lower level.


EVENINGS, THROUGHOUT THE SEASON. You will still have the unique advantage of choosing which date is best for your schedule.

Single concert $23
MNHS Member Tickets $18.40
Students $12
Season Flex Pass: $60

Season Flex Pass Details:
Choose three total concerts per season with our season flex pass.


For help with online ticket purchase call 1-800-838-3006, Brown Paper Tickets.
For other inquiries leave a message for HHCP at 651-237-2169.


OCTOBER 21, 22, 2019

Hummel Piano Trio, Op 12
Suk Piano Quartet, No. 1, dedicated to his teacher
Antonin Dvorak
Rebecca Clarke Lullaby and Grotesque for viola and cello
Antonin Dvorak Piano Quartet, Op 23 in D Major

MARCH 2, 3, 2020

Guest artist, Timothy Zavidil, clarinet

Beethoven 7 Variations on a Theme from Mozart Magic Flute,
WoO46 for cello and piano
Mozart Trio KV498, Kegelstatt for piano, clarinet and viola
Bruch 8 pieces, Op 83 for clarinet, viola and piano
Beethoven Trio, Op 11, for piano, cello and clarinet

MAY 18, 19, 2020
Schmittke piano quartet, based on a fragment from
Mahler quartet
Mahler piano quartet, written at age 16
Schumann Fantasy Pieces, Op 88, piano trio
Beethoven piano quartet, WoO36, #3 in C Major,written at age 15

All programs subject to change


Hill House Chamber Players members:
Julie Ayer, violin/viola, is one of the founding members of the Hill House Chamber Players. She was assistant principal second violin with the Minnesota Orchestra for 36 years. She studied violin with world renowned Josef Gingold at Indiana University where she earned a master's degree. Julie is the author of More than Meets the Ear: How Symphony Musicians Made Labor History, published in 2005, and since then has presented workshops to a variety of groups on the subject.

Cellist Tanya Remenikova has inspired critical acclaim during her 40 year international performing career. She studied with the legendary Mistislav Rostropovich at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire. Currently Professor of cello and chamber music at the University of Minnesota, she is a recipient of the Master Teacher Studio Award from the Minnesota chapter of the American String Teachers Association.

Pianist Mary Jo Gothmann enjoys a varied career as a chamber musician, soloist, opera coach and organist. She performs frequently with the Minnesota Orchestra and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and has worked for the Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and Minnesota Opera companies. Mary Jo is a sought after chamber music partner, playing with the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota, Colonial Chamber Music Series, Bakken Trio, JOYA in Anoka and Lakes Area Music Festival.

Tom Turner is a violist of the Minnesota Orchestra and regularly appears as soloist with the orchestra. After graduating from the Curtis Institute of Music, he began his career in Germany as principal viola with the Varga Chamber Orchestra and Berlin Radio Symphony. He was the winner of a 2004-5 McKnight Fellowship.

"excellent ensemble,
luscious tone, flexible phrasing"
"attracting an ever-larger and ever-more-enthusiastic audience"

-Star Tribune


James J. Hill House (View)
240 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102
United States



Minimum Age: 7
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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