A warm, classical respite is served up for lunch today (Jan. 8) in a third-floor old-time courtroom in downtown St. Paul’s Landmark Center.
Schubert pieces will be performed by soprano Juliana Schmidt and pianist Karen Wilber, along with a piano duet by Claudia Chen and Mark Mazullo. The concerts are part of the Schubert Club’s Courtroom Concert series, which provides free classical recitals just about every Thursday at noon.
On tap today:
Juliana Schmidt, soprano & Karen Wilber, piano
Lachen und Weinen (Laughing and Crying)
Fruhlingsglaube (Belief in Spring)
Gretchen am Spinnrade (Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel)
Die Forelle (The Trout)
An Die Musik (To Music)
Claudia Chen and Mark Mazullo, duo piano
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Variations on an Original Theme, D. 813, Op. 35
It really is in a courtroom — No. 317 on the third floor of the Landmark Center, 75 W. Fifth St., St. Paul, which once was the federal courthouse. There’s an accessible entrance on the Market Street side.
The concert is free, but groups of 10 or more are asked to call ahead to 651-292-3267 to be sure everyone can sit together. Seating is general admission, so it’s good to arrive early.
And you can eat your lunch in the room, just please munch quietly. Or stop at Anita’s Restaurant on the first floor of Landmark, before or after the concert.