Courtroom Concert FAQs
Where are the Courtroom Concerts located, and how do I get there?
Fall Courtroom Concerts will be held in the Landmark Center Cortile (1st floor) through November. The Landmark Center is located in downtown Saint Paul.
What is the COVID protocol for these concerts?
We want all of our patrons to feel as safe as possible coming to our concerts this season. With this in mind and in accordance with Ramsey County’s current COVID-19 precautions, all guests must wear a face covering when inside the building. We have moved to the main floor of the Landmark Center for concerts through November to allow for more spacing between chairs, but we ask that patrons also be mindful of distancing between parties. These protocols are subject to change in accordance with local government and CDC guidelines. This page will stay up to date with the latest safety protocol.
Where should I park when I attend these concerts?
Street and ramp parking are available. The closest ramp is the Lawson Commons Ramp.
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.
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 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.
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
Hosted by 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!