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.

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!



Great Start to Our 26th Season

We’d like to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who came out this weekend to support the Sinfonia and enjoy the first concert of our 26th season!

Anna Polonsky’s performances Friday night and Sunday afternoon were beautiful. We are so grateful to have amazingly talented friends like her! We hope you enjoyed Ms. Polonsky’s performance and can’t wait for the rest of our 26th season including return performances from Maria Jette, soprano, Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet, and Inna Faliks, piano, as well as a first time performance from Eric Silberger, violin.

We’d also like to thank everyone who joined us for SINFONIAFEST at the Summit Brewery’s Brew Hall & Tap Room on Saturday evening.

SinfoniafestWe had such a fun time and hope you did too!

Watch our Facebook page for photos from the weekend’s activities coming soon!

A Big Week Ahead

We’re kicking off our 26th season with gusto! This week we’re busy getting ready for the exciting activities we have going on over the weekend. So remember to mark your calendars and join us for all the fun!


Our main event is our first concert of the season featuring Russian pianist Anna Polonksy. She will join us Friday night at Johnson High School and Sunday afternoon at the Basilica for a program featuring Mozart’s Concerto No. 19 in F Major, K. 459. The Sinfonia will also perform works by Dvorak and Rossini, and we will finally get to hear Linda Tutas Haugen’s Variations on a Norwegian Folk Tune.

Friday, October 17, 7 pm
Johnson High School
1349 Arcade St., St. Paul

Sunday, October 19, 2 pm
Basilica of St. Mary
88 North 17th St., Minneapolis


We also have a fantastic evening planned at the Summit Brewery on Saturday!

Come by the Summit Beer Hall and Tap Room with your friends and family for a taste of one of your favorite local brews starting at $2. Through an amazing partnership with Summit Brewing, half of the beer sales that evening will be donated to the Sinfonia.SMT_Diamond_RGB

Saturday, October 18
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Summit Beer Hall & Tap Room
910 Montreal Circle, St. Paul


Finally, we are a month away from Give to the Max Day. Help us by spreading the word to friends and family to donate on November 13 during this state-wide day of giving.