2016 Concerts on the lighter side

From Broadway to the movies, marches to waltzes, polka and more, music for everyone to enjoy.

Wednesday, July 13
7:00 p.m. (New Time)

Como Park Pavilion
1360 N. Lexington Pkwy
Saint Paul, MN

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Friday, July 15
7:30 p.m.

Lake Harriet Bandshell
4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55419

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Selections will be chosen from:

Johann Strauss: Roses from the South Waltzes

Edvard Grieg: Morning and In the Hall of the Mountain King

John Williams: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Victor Herbert: Gypsy Love Song and Sweetheart

Bedrich Smetana: Polka and Dance of the Comedians

Gigorash Diniku: Hora Staccato
Kory Andry Xylophone

Eric Corngold: Robin Hood

Claude-Michel Schoenberg: Les Miserables

Antonin Dvorak: Songs My Mother Taught Me

Elmer Bernstein: Magnificent Seven

Irving Berlin: A Tribute

Johann Strauss: Eljen Polka

H.G. Trautvetter: Dan Patch 2 step and March

John Philip Sousa: Minnesota March



» Program Notes: coming soon
» Concert Poster: coming soon
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Venue Information

Handicap-accessible and parking is limited on site.

Hopewell Children’s Festival

A Resource and Arts Festival on Minneapolis’s North Side



Join Hopewell Music School and the Minnesota Sinfonia for a full day event celebrating the arts and resources in North Minneapolis. There will be live performances and activities for the whole family. The day begins with demonstrations for children by Sinfonia musicians. Kids will have the chance to see the instruments close up, and ask questions. The demonstrations will be followed by a children’s concert that is fun for everyone.

The afternoon will include a main stage for music performances and presentations, and vendor booths for local businesses and organizations. Booths will have activities such as face painting, piano painting, animal balloons and more. Join us for part of the day or bring a picnic and make it a day! The festival is free and open to the community.

June 15

Webber Park
4300 Webber Pkwy,
Minneapolis, MN

Sinfonia Activities and Performances

Children’s Concert and Activities
9:30 am Instrument Demonstrations
10:20 am Concert with students from Hopewell Music School
11:15 am Meet the Musicians
Family Concert
7:00 pm on the lighter side concert for families

Resource and Activity Fair 


Check out the activities and information being provided by these local organizations and businesses…

  • PACER Center
  • Bright Water Montessori School
  • KIPP Minnesota
  • Keys 4/4 Kids – piano painting
  • To Succeed You Must Read – free books
  • Fire Station 20
  • Children’s Dental
  • Children’s Yoga, Face Painting, Balloon Animals
  • MPS Early Childhood Education
  • Hennepin County Library – Webber Park
  • Improvestra

The main stage will be filled with performances for the Community Concert Series from 12-7.  Watch for a complete schedule coming soon.

North Side business and organizations that are interested in having a table at the event can register by filling out this form.