We are pleased to announce the 24th season of Courtroom Concerts!

Courtroom Concerts feature local artists of the highest caliber from the Twin Cities and nearby surrounding area, as well as occasional musical newcomers to the area. Hosted by Composer-in-Residence Abbie Betinis, Courtroom Concerts are held most Thursdays, October 13 through April 27, in Courtroom 317 of Landmark Center. They are free and open to the public. 

Highlights in the 2016-17 season include Flying Forms Baroque Ensemble, Elkina Sisters piano duo, Artaria String Quartet, Ladyslipper Ensemble, Laura Caviani Jazz Trio and the Lux String Quartet. This season will also continue the tradition of highlighting music by Minnesota composers including Jeffrey Van, Linda Kachelmeier, Patrick O’Shea, Abbie Betinis, and Edie Hill, along with the return of the ever-popular “Songs of for the Season, by Minnesota Composers” concert in December.  The Courtroom Concerts will also feature winners–past and present–from the Schubert Club’s Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition.

These one-hour concerts often reach capacity. Complimentary coffee is served. 
The Courtroom Concert Series is co-sponsored by Minnesota Landmarks and the Schubert Club.

Courtroom Concerts 2016-2017


October 13 – Opening Concert view program
Samuel Calvo Rosenstone, piano ; Keith Yánes, bass ; Tarek Abdelqader, drums

October 20 view program
I. Dolce Wind Quintet
II. Christopher Atzinger, piano

October 27 view program
Francesca Anderegg, violin ; Brent Funderburk, piano


November 3
Belka Quartet

November 10
I. Mimi Tung, piano
II. Aura Duo: Laura Sewell, cello ; Ora Itkin, piano

November 17


December 8
Imuka Singers

December 15
Songs for the Season, by Minnesota Composers
Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano ; Laura Betinis, alto;
Nicholas Chalmers, tenor ; Timothy C. Takach, bass

December 22
Laura Caviani Jazz Trio


January 5
I. Ian Snyder, violin ; Susan Garrelts, piano
II. Charles Asch, cello ; Ann DuHamel, piano

January 12
I. Eric Broker, baritone ; Lara Bolton, piano
II. C.J. Longabaugh, saxophone ; Justin Sales, saxophone ; Casey Rafn, piano

January 19
I. Academy of Voices
II. Nancy Oliveros, violin ; Mary Ellen Haupert, piano

January 26
Hannah Peterson Green, flute ; Joe Trucano, piano


February 9
Irina and Julia Elkina, duo piano

February 16
Music of Linda Kachelmeier and Patrick O’Shea, Minnesota Composers
Alan Dunbar, baritone ; Meredith Mihm, piano

February 23
I. Nirmala Rajasekar, veena
II. Flying Forms: Marc Levine, baroque violin ; Tulio Rondón, baroque cello ; Tami Morse, harpsichord


March 2
Artaria String Quartet

March 9
Ladyslipper Ensemble: Sahar Hassan, mezzo soprano ; Phil Rukavina, theorbo ; Paul Berger, lute ; Ginna Watson violin ; Mary Burke, viola da gamba

March 23
Music of Abbie Betinis, Minnesota Composer

March 30
Brannon Cho, cello


April 6
Music of Jeffrey Van, Minnesota Composer
Jeffrey Van, guitar ; Brenda Mickens, violin ; Clara Osowski, mezzo soprano

April 13
Musicians from Lakes Area Music Festival

April 20
Music of Schubert Club Composer Mentorship Students
Lux String Quartet

April 27
Music of Edie Hill, Minnesota Composer
Linda Chatterton,flute ; Kristian Anderson, guitar



Concert Info

October through April
Thursdays from 12pm – 1pm
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center


Hosted by Schubert Club
Composer-in-Residence, Abbie Betinis.

View the Frequently Asked Questions about the Courtroom Concerts.

Seating is limited and first come first served. Doors open at 11:30. Please call if you are attending as a group of 10 or more (651.292.3267).

Schedule & Programs Subject to Change

About the Host:
Composer Abbie Betinis writes music called “inventive, richly melodic” (The New York Times), “superb, whirling, soaring” (Tacoma News Tribune), and “the highlight” of the program (Boston Globe).  With over 50 commissioned works for ensembles such as Cantus, the New England Philharmonic, and The Rose Ensemble, Abbie has been awarded a McKnight Composer Fellowship, grants from the American Composers Forum, ASCAP, and Jerome Foundation, and was recently listed in NPR Music’s Top 100 Composers Under 40.  A resident of Saint Paul, she is adjunct professor of composition at Concordia University and composer-in-residence with the Schubert Club.