The Minnesota Sinfonia is a professional, non-profit chamber orchestra offering free-admission concerts and educational programs in and around the Twin Cities. All programs are accessible and welcoming to all ages.

SAVE THE DATE

Mark your calendars and join us for a party-fundraiser to celebrate the past 26 years of free admission concerts, music education and community programs!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Vic’s Restaurant
201 SE Main St., Minneapolis

This fun-filled evening at Vic’s Restaurant along Main Street on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis will feature:

  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Cash bar
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary glass of champagne
  • Auctions
  • Games

All proceeds will go to support the Sinfonia’s free admission and family-friendly programs. Tickets begin at $35 each with VIP tickets at $50 each – available for purchase soon.

Join us Valentine’s Day Weekend for a Romantic Program with Eric Silberger, violin

Eric_2893Join us for our next free admission performance featuring violin virtuoso Eric Silberger playing a romantic program including Carmen Fantasy by Pablo de Sarasate.

Eric Silberger is a prize-winner of the 14th International Tchaikovsky Competition and the Michael Hill International Violin Competition in 2011. He has performed as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician around the world, and as a frequent performer at The Castleton Festival. His performances have been described as astonishing, charismatic, electrifying and more.

This program will also feature works by Haydn and Svendsen, and new works by Minnesota-based composer Yue Lor as well as violinist Eric Silberger.

See you there!

Saturday, February 14
7:30 p.m.
Temple of Aaron
616 South Mississippi River Boulevard
St. Paul, MN

Sunday, February 15
4:00 p.m.
Temple Israel
2324 Emerson Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN

Superb Performances

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out for the fantastic concerts we had over the weekend. Soprano Maria Jette gave a lovely performance filling Roseville Lutheran Church and the Basilica of St. Mary with warmth.

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Mark your calendars for our next concert featuring violinist Eric Silberger. This romantic program, featuring Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy, is a great date night idea for the weekend. Find more information here.

HAPPY 2015!

We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and have started 2015 on an amazing note!

Join us for our first concert of the new year featuring the superb soprano Maria Jette.

Maria JetteMs. Jette’s wide-ranging career has encompassed everything from early Baroque opera to world premiers. She has performed with The Houston Symphony, Portland Baroque Orchestra, The Chamber Music Society of Minnesota and more. She has also performed her own production of Seuss/Kapilow’s Green Eggs and Ham for over 40,000 children. Additionally, she is a regular guest at music festivals and is often heard on A Prairie Home Companion.

Ms. Jette will perform selections from Puccini’s Madama Butterly and Gianni Schicchi as well as Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate. This concert will also feature works by Juan Crisostomo Arriaga (‘The Spanish Mozart’) and Minnesota-based composer Justin Henry Rubin.

We hope to see you there!

Friday, January 9 at 7 p.m.
Roseville Lutheran Church
1215 Roselawn Avenue West, Roseville

Saturday, January 10 at 2 p.m.
Basilica of St. Mary
88 North 17th Street, Minneapolis

Year-End Donations

The end of the year is the time for the “season of giving”. If you haven’t already made your tax-deductible donation for 2014 make sure to donate by December 31.

The Sinfonia is a nonprofit 501(c)3 that is able to provide concerts, educational programs, community festivals and programs for young musicians free to the public because of your support. Please help us continue providing the opportunities for the elderly, young children and those with limited financial means to experience classical music up close.

Visit our donations page for more information on how to donate to the Minnesota Sinfonia in 2014.

THE HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAY SEASONS

Thank you to everyone who joined us this past weekend for our annual holiday performances!

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Naomi (left) and Mariya (right)

Not only were our amazing venues as breathtaking as ever, but our soloists were spectacular. 15-year-old Naomi, violin, and 17-year-old Mariya, cello, wowed our audiences with their unbelievable and talented performances. Additionally, the orchestra’s program of seasonal picks put everyone in the festive mood.

Watch for more photos on our Facebook page coming soon, and don’t forget to mark your calendars for our next performance featuring solo performances by Soprano Maria Jette.

First Ever Young Professionals Group Happy Hour!

Are you a young professional who likes hanging out with other music loving young professionals who enjoy going to Happy Hours? Then do we have the event for you!

Please join us for our first ever Sinfonia Young Professional’s Happy Hour at Eli’s Food and Cocktails Downtown. This event will follow our Holiday concert on Saturday, December 13. There will be a cash bar and appetizers will be provided.

If you’re a young professional interested in joining us on Saturday please RSVP to Michaela at the Sinfonia office by Friday, December 12. You can reach her at michaela@mnsinfonia.org or 612-871-1701.

We hope to see you there!

Saturday, December 13
Holiday Concert begins at 2 p.m.
Basilica of St. Mary
88 N. 17th St., Minneapolis

Young Professional’s Happy Hour immediately following the concert
Eli’s Food and Cocktail Downtown
1225 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
*Cash bar. Appetizers will be provided.