Hosted by composer Abbie Betinis, our popular Courtroom Concerts take place at noon most Thursdays in the Landmark Center in downtown Saint Paul. This series features accomplished musicians and composers from the Twin Cities and surrounding area, as well as occasional musical newcomers to the area. These one-hour concerts are free and open to the public.

2023-2024 Courtroom Concerts

Thursday, October 12, 2023, Courtroom 317
Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano
Ahmed Anzaldúa, piano

Thursday, October 19, First Floor Cortile
Minnesota Opera Resident Artists

Thursday, October 26, First Floor Cortile
Choreo Borealis

Thursday, November 9, First Floor Cortile
Irina and Julia Elkina, duo piano

Thursday, November 16, Courtroom 317
Cléa Galhano, recorder
Don Livingston, harpsichord

Thursday, December 14: 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Landmark Center First Floor Cortile

Songs of the Season – Carols by Minnesota Composers
curated by Abbie Betinis
Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano
Lux String Quartet

Thursday, January 4
Landmark Center Courtroom 317

Artaria String Quartet – Bartók Quartet Cycle

Thursday, January 11
Landmark Center Courtroom 317

Artaria String Quartet – Bartók Quartet Cycle

Thursday, January 18
Landmark Center Courtroom 317

Artaria String Quartet – Bartók Quartet Cycle

Thursday, February 8
Landmark Center Courtroom 317

Isles Ensemble

Thursday, February 15
Landmark Center Courtroom 317

Gao Hong and Friends

Thursday, February 22
Landmark Center First Floor Cortile

ANCIA Saxophone Quartet

Thursday, February 29
Landmark Center First Floor Cortile

Third Coast Percussion

Thursday, March 7
Landmark Center Courtroom 317

Osip Nikiforov, piano

Thursday, March 21
Landmark Center Courtroom 317

Maria Jette, soprano
Stephanie Arado, violin
Sonja Thompson, piano

Thursday, April 4
Landmark Center Courtroom 317

Rod Kelly Hines, baritone
Celeste Marie Johnson, piano

Thursday, April 11
Landmark Center Courtroom 317

Ninebark Ensemble

Thursday, April 18
Landmark Center Courtroom 317

Alex Rodriguez, piano
Gaia Daniel, piano

Thursday, April 25
Landmark Center Courtroom 317

Selby Brass Band
Thomasina Petrus, jazz vocalist

Westminster Hall
1200 S. Marquette Ave, Minneapolis

Friday, October 20
Minnesota Opera Resident Artists

Friday, November 10
Irina & Julia Elkina, duo Piano

Friday, January 12
Artaria String Quartet – Bartók Quartet Cycle

Friday, Febuary 23
ANCIA Saxophone Quartet

Courtroom Concert FAQ

Where should I park?
Street and ramp parking are available. The closest ramp is the Lawson Commons Ramp. The Science Museum parking ramp is also nearby and is $5 a day.

Why are they called Courtroom Concerts?
Our Courtroom Concerts series is named for its venue: the beautiful and historic Courtroom 317 in Landmark Center. Now used for meetings, performances, and rehearsals, Courtroom 317 is a part of Minnesota history. In the 1930’s, it hosted the trials of John Dillinger’s girlfriend, Evelyn Freschette, and those of Alvin “Creepy” Karpis, Doc Barker and Leon Gleckman.

Is it OK to arrive late?
Yes. If you arrive late, please enter the concert as quietly as possible and be respectful of the rest of the audience.

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.

Are there accessible entrances and seating?
Landmark Center is accessible for persons with mobility challenges. The accessible entrance is on Market Street, just off 6th Street (north east corner of building).  Large print programs are available by contacting Schubert Club at least 24 hours in advance.

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