Courtroom Concert FAQs
Where are the Courtroom Concerts located, and how do I get there?
These concerts are held in Courtroom 317 on the third floor of the Landmark Center in downtown Saint Paul.
Where should I park when I attend these concerts?
We recommend parking in one of the nearby parking ramps, as the meters in the area expire after 1 hour. The closest ramp is the Lawson Commons Ramp.
Do I need to purchase tickets or RSVP for these concerts?
No. These concerts are free and seating is general admission. We do appreciate knowing ahead of time if you are bringing a group that has specific seating requirements.
What time should I arrive for these concerts?
This concert series is quite popular, so you may want to try to arrive 10-15 minutes early if possible as many concerts do fill to capacity.
If I am attending as a group, how early should my group arrive?
To ensure your group finds seating together, you should arrive between 11:30 – 11:45.
Is it ok to arrive late?
Yes. If you are unable to arrive on time, please enter the performance between performers or between pieces. Enter as quietly as possible and be respectful of the rest of the audience. This is a popular concert series, and there is a chance that there will be no seating available.
Can I eat my lunch during the concert?
Most people come just to enjoy the music, but if you would like to eat your lunch our only request is that you are considerate of other audience members and try to keep the noise to a minimum (i.e. please don’t bring your lunch in a paper bag).
Are there convenient locations nearby where I can purchase my lunch?
There are several options within only a couple blocks of Landmark Center or you may purchase your lunch at the cafe on the first floor of the Landmark Center at Anita’s Cafe.
I don’t have much time during my lunch, is it ok to leave early?
We understand that many people have very busy workdays. If you need to leave early, as a courtesy to others, please do so between pieces.
Do the concerts end promptly at 1:00?
The concerts are scheduled to end at 1pm, but they sometimes extend beyond this time. If you do need to leave before the concert concludes, please do so in a quiet and respectful manner.
I want to come to a Courtroom Concert and I am a patron with disabilities. What amenities does this building and The Schubert Club provide?
The Landmark Center is handicapped accessible by entering on Market Street. Large print programs are available by contacting the Schubert Club at least 24 hours in advance.
Can I please share my comments about one of the concerts?
Yes! We’d love to hear your thoughts! Please email us at email@example.com or share your thoughts on our Facebook page.
October through April
Thursdays from 12pm – 1pm
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center
Hosted by Schubert Club Composer-in-Residence, Abbie Betinis.
Plan to arrive early as seating is limited and first come first served. Please call if you are attending as a group of 10 or more (651.292.3267)
An Interview with Dominick Argento
In celebration of Dominick Argento’s 85th birthday in October 2012, The Schubert Club presented a concert of his works on the Courtroom Concert of October 18. The Pulitzer-prize winning composer made time to talk to Abbie Betinis in The Schubert Club Museum where he shared his thoughts on a wide range of topics including his works and approach to composition, the Twin Cities arts community and his long association with The Schubert Club.
Watch a portion of our November 8, 2012 Courtroom Concert featuring competition winner Jeremy Krahn as he performs Liszt’s “Apres une Lecture de Dante,” one of the most difficult pieces in the standard repertoire!