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.

Celebrating the Holiday Season!

Take a moment from the hustle a bustle of Black Friday and enjoy a holiday concert of light and festive music for the season.

Arjun #3jpgHappy Holidays

Featuring Arjun Ganguly, viola
2015 Young Artist Competition Winner, Arjun Ganguly will perform La Campanella by Niccolo Paganini. The orchestra will also perform some holiday favorites.

Don’t forget, representatives from Hats and Mittens will be on hand to collect new and gently used hats and mittens.  They will be given to Minnesota children in need.

Happy Holidays Concert Information

Friday, November 27

First Covenant Church
1280 Arcade St.
Saint Paul, MN
Saturday, November 28

Basilica of St. Mary
88 N. 17th St.
Minneapolis, MN


Maria JetteHolidays on Tour

Featuring Maria Jette, soprano
On November 29th the Sinfonia will take the concert on the road.  This time with audience favorite, Maria Jette.  The Sinfonia will be joined by choirs from the Glencoe community at the 2pm concert.

Holidays on Tour Concert Information


Sunday, November 29

Glencoe City Center
1107 11th St. East
Glencoe, MN


St. Aloysius Catholic Church
302 South 10th St.
Olivia, MN

Thank You to the Max

Give to the Max Day was a success. Thanks to the support of donors like you, and a generous matching gift from the board, we exceeded our goal of raising $5000. That is the cost of bringing Music in the Schools to one school.

Your support makes it possible. THANK YOU!

Thank You

Support the Sinfonia & Give to the Max

GTMD15LogoHorizontalColorSafeSince it’s creation in 2009, Give to the Max day has become an annual tradition.  Every year thousands of organizations and individuals generate donations and excitement for Minnesota causes that are working to improve the quality of life for all Minnesotans.  This year, Give to the Max Day is Thursday, November 12th.

Hale Elem 1Please include the The Minnesota Sinfonia in your Give to the Max Day giving.  Your gift helps bring classical music to children and families in Minnesota.  Our goal is to raise $5000 this year.  That is about the cost of bringing the Music in the Schools program to one school.  This program reaches about 10,000 students in low income schools each year.


Why your donation matters on Give to the Max Day

By donating through The Minnesota Sinfonia’s Give to the Max page your gift can mean more.  The first $1000 in donations will be matched by the Sinfonia’s Board of Directors.  Additionally, your gift could help the Sinfonia win a Golden Ticket worth $1000, a super-sized golden ticket worth $10,000, or reach the leader Katia Tboards where even more funds can be won.  This is a great opportunity to make your gift count.

Worried you might forget to donate on November 12th?  Visit the Sinfonia’s GiveMN page today, and your gift will be scheduled for Give to the Max Day.

Thank you for your support!

2016 Young Artist Competition Announced!

April 17, 2015
Brady Educational Center | St. Thomas University

Each year The Minnesota Sinfonia hosts a competition for young string players in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota.  Winners in each division will have the opportunity to solo with the Sinfonia at an upcoming concert.  The Senior Division winner will also receive the $500 Claire Givens Violins Prize.  Registration is available on a first come, first serve basis.  Register Online or by mail by April 5, 2016

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Katia Tesarczyk, violin, won the Junior Division last year and performed at the Youth Outreach Concert in July.  Arjun Ganguly, viola, will perform on the Holiday Concert in November.

Claire Givens Violins LogoWith the support of Claire Givens Violins, this year’s competition will take place on April 17th, 2015 on the campus of St. Thomas University. 

More information about the competition is available on the Young Artist Competition Page.



Romance-Russian Style Opens Winter Season

Dmitry Kousov, celloThe Minnesota Sinfonia will open it’s Winter Concert Season with Romance-Russian Style featuring Dmitry Kouzov performing Tchaikovsky’s Andante Cantabile and Pezzo Capriccioso.  The orchestra will also perform works by Mozart and Carl Maria von Webber. A new piece by Jocelyn Hagen, Adagio,will be premiered at these concerts thanks to the support of the McKnight Foundation.  Check out Jocelyn’s Bio

Russian cellist Dmitry Kouzov has performed in venues across five continents with orchestras, in chamber music performances and recitals. He has appeared in command performances for Mikhail Gorbachev and Prince Andrew, Duke of York.

Friday, October 9
7:00 p.m.

Metropolitan State University
700 E. 7th St.
St. Paul, MN

Sunday, October 11
2 p.m.

Basilica of Saint Mary
88 North 17th St.
Minneapolis, MN

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