Noonartsound Concert

The Deutsche Tanz (1823)(German dance) presented here is a fast dance in triple time, in which the couple turns in circles. It developed into the counterpart of the French menuet in the 18th c. (E. Stadler)

Vienna and Franz Schubert

Date & Time:

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM




O’Shaughnessy Room (Room 108)
First-floor O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Noonartsound, a series of programs that blend musical performance and historical perspective, is a perfect event for St. Paul neighbors of the University of St. Thomas. The programs are held from noon to 1 p.m. in the first-floor O’Shaughnessy Room (Room 108) of O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center.
The series, free and open to all, brings together the talents of Shelly Nordtorp-Madson, Ph.D., chief curator and a member of the clinical faculty in the Department of Art History, and Chris Kachian, Ph.D., guitarist and professor of music.

Our first noonartsound of the spring semester will be Tuesday, March 3 at noon in the O’Shaughnessy Room of the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library.

Our very creative and entertaining presenters, Shelly-Nordtorp Madson and Chris Kachian continue to transport us to another time with  noonartsound and we are especially fortunate that they will be joined by David Jenkins on the piano.   You will be treated to stories of Vienna, the clothing, the art, and manners of the time, as well as  the music of Franz Schubert.

Chris and Shelly describe their talk this way:   “Romantic Vienna, the most musical city in the western world, claims most of the great composers of the 18th and 19th centuries.  One musician and music writer of the early 19th century was Franz Schubert, the favorite of the Romantic movement and a society filled with waltzers and consumptive, over-corseted ladies carrying smelling salt containers and subsiding onto fainting couches. The setting of Vienna is sublime and the music no less so – if a bit lugubrious. Bring your silver vinaigrettes with you!”

We hope you will join us – you’ll hear guitar and piano performing the entire “Arpeggione Sonata” along with other surprises.

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.