“Dearest Little Wife of my Heart”, begins Mozart, in a handwritten letter that is located at the Schubert Club Museum in St. Paul! See the legendary composer’s handwriting in person on this one-of-a-kind manuscript, next to almost 100 more manuscripts by world famous composers including John Philip Sousa, Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Chopin, Mendelssohn and even Ira Gershwin. FREE.
Groups of all ages will be engaged in fun, hands-on learning while exploring this fascinating music museum collection located in downtown St. Paul’s historic Landmark Center Building! Explore galleries of historic keyboards, dating back to a 17th-century harpsichord. Experience a step back in time with the exquisite sounds of music boxes and phonographs from the late 1800s. Step further back to celebrate the 1000-year-old music tradition of the Indonesian gamelan percussion orchestra. Experience the private joys, sorrows, and everyday lives of great composers- Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and many more- through their original autographed letters. Examine a massive “cyclone” sculpture of instruments from all around the world. Enjoy an opportunity to play originals and replicas of keyboards spanning the 17th through 20th centuries. Test your technique in interactive displays of other instrument families and discover the different ways musical sounds can be made. Classroom supplemental materials are available online for before or after your visit. Schedule a tour today for FREE on the website at schubert.org/museum.