Sundin Music Hall
The Heart of Music at Hamline
Many Twin Cities arts organizations consider Sundin Music Hall their preferred concert venue, including Lyra Baroque, The Minnesota Guitar Society, and The Bach Society of Minnesota.
Sundin Music Hall is recognized for its intimate, warm ambiance and recording-quality acoustics. The 325-seat performance hall is a much sought-after venue for recitals, chamber music concerts, and lectures. Sundin is one of the most intimate and best-sounding performance spaces in the Twin Cities. Literally, there is not a bad seat in the house.
Students perform in the hall regularly each semester. Whether they are in one of Hamline University's music ensembles, performing a senior recital, or simply auditioning for a music scholarship, each student will often find themselves in Sundin Hall.
Hamline University requires masking in all of its indoor spaces, irrespective of individual vaccine status. Hamline University is a vaccine-mandatory campus.
Sundin Music Hall Concerts at Hamline University | 2023-2024 season
Find out more about the concerts in Sundin Music Hall. Check below for dates and times, and to purchase tickets.
The Power and Passion of Beethoven
Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
Jeffrey Siegel's penultimate concert highlights the life of Beethoven with performances of the Appassionata Sonata and the For Therese Sonata, Op. 78.
Chopin and Liszt
Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
Jeffrey Siegel's final concert highlights the music of Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt with performances of the Grand Polonaise Brillante, Opus 22, and Etude in E Major, plus Franz Liszt's Consolation and Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13.
Single tickets: $30 for adults; $13 for students
Hamline community free (one ticket per ID at the door)
Sunday, September 24, 2023, at 3 p.m.
Join the Artaria String Quartet and alumni of the Artaria Chamber Music School for "Calvary".
Franz Schubert: Quartettsatz
C.T. Perkinson: Quartet No. 1 "Calvary"
Felix Mendelssohn: Octet
Sunday, November 19, 2023, at 3 p.m.
"Folk Songs" is a collection from three historic composers. Florence Price was a mid-20th century Black composer whose music has been rediscovered. Haydn is considered the "father" of the string quartet form. Bela Bartók's 1934 quartet is a preview of the Bartók cycle that Artaria will perform in January 2024.
Florence Price: 5 Folk Songs in Counterpoint mvts 3 & 4
Franz Joseph Hayden: Quartet in C Major Op.54 No. 2
Bela Bartók: Quartet No. 5
Sunday, May 5, 2024, at 3 p.m.
In the final concert of the season, the Artaria String Quartet welcomes David Pharris, who holds the second clarinet position with the Minnesota Orchestra. Together, they will introduce you to Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Quintet for Clarinet & Strings.
Valencia is Caroline Shaw's tribute to the immensely complicated structure and beauty of the orange that goes by that name.
Caroline Shaw: Valencia
W. A. Mozart: Quartet in Bb K.589 (part of the Prussian Quartets)
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Quintet for Clarinet & Strings
Guest Artist: David Pharris, clarinet
Single tickets: $25 for adults; free for students and youths
Hamline community free (one ticket per ID at the door)
Check back later in the academic year for information on faculty recital information.
To order tickets, select the "buy tickets" link for the event you wish to attend.
To make a donation to the Friends of Sundin, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-523-2459 and select four for more information. Leave us a message, and we will return your call immediately. Please do not leave your credit card information on the voicemail or in an email.
To sign up for concert updates, email us at email@example.com with "Add me to your email list" as the subject line.
Sundin Music Hall is located on the Hamline University Saint Paul campus at 1531 Hewitt Avenue next to Drew Residence Hall and the Drew Fine Arts building.
Live concert webcast
The concert webcast allows you to view live concerts. You can also access an on-demand archive of past Sundin events.
Sundin Music Hall is often praised for its intimate and warm ambiance as well as its recording-quality acoustics. Sundin is available for rental upon request. Contact Silvester Vicic at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-523-2197 with questions about rental rates.
- Seven-foot Hamburg Steinway grand piano
- Seven-foot New York Steinway grand piano
- Orchestral and percussion equipment
- Digital recording equipment
Rate includes stage manager and crew, concert hall lighting (no spots or colored lights), sound (basic House PA includes podium with microphone and three wireless microphones; monitors and other PA are extra.). Please note that non-campus renters must supply a certificate of insurance or purchase the same through Hamline University in order to rent Sundin Music Hall. Rental costs are on a sliding scale, as noted below.
The Sundin Music Hall season runs from July 1 to June 30.
Outside event rental: Basic costs
Single event: $760
Two to four events: $620 per concert
Five+ events: $590 per concert
Each additional hour above eight hours is billed at $85 per hour.
$195 per three hours ($65 per hour after that). Extra set up is billed at $65 per hour or partial hour
$70 per piano use without tuning
$150 per piano per tuning
$25 per rehearsal or concert
$40 per rehearsal or concert (no extra fee if the rehearsal is on the day of the concert).
Use of mics for PA: $35. If extra audio services are engaged, this is folded into the cost of those extra services).
Concert recordings: $160 per recording.
Use of screen and/or projector and/or laptop: $50 per use.
We do not have a pull-down screen. Our screen and projector sit on the stage in an appropriate configuration for your event.
Extra audio services
Use of house tech/set up of monitors and remote speakers: $135.
Additional mics beyond podium mic and three wireless mics: $25 each.
Inquire with the director.
Hamline University's caterer is Aramark. External commercial caterers may be engaged, but notice must be given to the director two weeks in advance. No homemade desserts are permitted. We are not currently allowing food in the lobby.