Popular Hill House Chamber Concerts Return for 28th Season in November

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Release dated: 
October 16, 2013
Media contacts: 

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 • megan.lawson@mnhs.org

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 • jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Craig Johnson • James J. Hill House • 651-296-9396 • craig.johnson@mnhs.org

Quick facts: 

Event: Hill House Chamber Concerts: Much Ado About Nothing

Place: James J. Hill House
Address: 240 Summit Ave., St. Paul MN 55102
Dates: Nov. 18 and 25
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 adults, $12 college students, $17 MHS/Schubert Club members. Series tickets are $68/$60 for MHS/Schubert Club members.

Reservations: recommended, call 651-297-2555
Email: hillhouse@mnhs.org
Website: http://www.mnhs.org/hillhouse

Popular Hill House Chamber Concerts Return for 28th Season in November

The Hill House Chamber Concerts return for their 28th season on Nov. 18 and 25. The November concerts will feature Haydn, Piano Trio in D Major, Hob. XV; guitar solos by Falla, Sor and Turina; Korngold, "Much Ado About Nothing", Op. 11 for violin and piano; and Beethoven, Piano Trio in D, “Ghost”, Op. 70, No. 1. Guest artists include Susan Billmeyer, piano and Craig Johnson, narrator.

Tickets cost $20 for adults, $12 for college students and $17 for MHS/ Schubert Club members. Series tickets can be purchased for $68, or $60 for MHS/Schubert Club members. Cost of admission includes a tour of the Hill House following the performance and complimentary refreshments are served during intermission. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Co-Sponsored by the Schubert Club. To learn more about this series and future dates, please visit our events calendar or the James J. Hill House website.

Completed in 1891, the James J. Hill House is a National Historic Landmark. Home to Hill's impressive collection of French landscape paintings, the art gallery also held art books, bronze sculptures and a two-story, 1006-pipe organ that is still played most Saturdays and during special events.

pipe organ

About the James J. Hill House

Completed in 1891, the Gilded Age mansion was the residence of James J. Hill, builder of the Great Northern Railway, and his family. The home is located one-half block west of the Cathedral of St. Paul at 240 Summit Avenue. It is open for regular tours year-round, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 651-297-2555.

The Society’s calendar of events is posted online at www.mnhs.org/calendar. The website also has information about all of the Society’s programs, museums and historic sites.

About the Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

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