As Yale tour guides are fond of saying, “There’s almost too much to do here.” Music lovers are especially pampered in this regard. Sure, there are the Yale School of Music concerts that happen throughout the week, WYBC events and open mic nights, but a series that I am especially attached to is the lunchtime concerts that happen once or twice a month at the Yale Center for British Art. It’s a hidden gem. Open to the public, these concerts are held in the gallery at 12:30 p.m. and last only an hour. They’re a perfect break from the stresses of Yale life and are a great way to fit some culture into your daily slog without sitting through a three-hour symphony. They’re also great if you’re a lover of chamber music, since the size of the venue restricts the number of performers. Surrounded by beautiful paintings, you can escape life for an hour. It’s civilised; it’s British. It’s worth it.

The next performance will be held Mar. 2 at 12:30 p.m. in the Library Court.