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.

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.


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


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 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.

Happy Holidays!

While getting your turkey ready for Thanksgiving, remember to mark your calendar for our annual Holiday performance coming up on Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13.

These concerts are free of admission charges and children are encourage to attend. With a program filled with seasonal favorites like Let It Snow! by Julie Styne, Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams, various Holiday Carols and more these performances will be a great start to everyone’s holiday season! These concerts will also feature solo performances from the winners of the Sinfonia’s 2014 Young Artist String Competition – Naomi Powers, violin, and Mariya Zabara, cello.

15-year-old Naomi is from Mitchell, South Dakota. She won the Junior Division of the Sinfonia’s Young Artist Competition and will perform Preludium and Allegro by Fritz Kreisler.

17-year-old Mariya currently attends Shattuck St. Mary’s School in Faribault, Minnesota. She was the 2014 winner of the Senior Division in the Sinfonia’s Young Artist Competition and also won the Claire Givens cash prize. She will perform Hungarian Rhapsody by David Popper.

2014 YAC WinnersClick here for more information about these upcoming performances.

Click here for more information about the Young Artist String Competition. 

Give to the Max for the Minnesota Sinfonia

With your help, we were able to raise more than $3,300 on Give to the Max Day!

Thanks to you, Sinfonia programs like Music in the Schools, Classical Concerts, Youth Outreach Week and more will benefit from these extra funds.

Thank you to everyone who donated on Give to the Max Day!