Minnesota Sinfonia to Perform in St. Cloud with Soprano Soloist Evelyn Nelson

SAINT CLOUD — November 6, 2011 — The Minnesota Sinfonia is proud to announce it’s first ever concert to be held in Saint Cloud. The concert will be a Sinfonia Holiday Family Pops Concert and will feature Evelyn Nelson, soprano soloist native to Saint Cloud, performing a variety of light favorites in works by Mozart, Gonoud, Puccini, and Strauss. The concert will be held in conjunction with the Paramount Theater with funds from the Legacy Amendment.

Also on the program is a winning composition “Chicago!” by Max Shin, one of the Minnesota Sinfonia’s 2011 Junior Composers competition winners.

The concert will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, December 4 at Saint Mary’s Cathedral at 25 8th Ave S., in Saint Cloud. Admission is free and children are always welcome to attend. Audience members should arrive early as all concerts are first-come, first-seated.

Minnesotan native soprano Evelyn Nelson is a versatile and creative performer whose experience and abilities span Bach to Broadway. She has sung several leading operatic roles, most recently making her debut at Indiana University Opera Theater as Adele in Johann Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus”. A full bio for Evelyn Nelson can be found on the Sinfonia’s website.

Saint Mary’s Cathedral of Saint Cloud was founded in 1855 by Fr. Francis Xavier Pierz. For more information please visit www.stmarystcloud.org .

Additional Minnesota Sinfonia concert information is available at 612-871-1701 or www.mnsinfonia.org.

The Minnesota Sinfonia is a professional chamber orchestra whose mission is to serve the musical and educational needs of the citizens of Minnesota, especially families with children, inner-city youth, seniors and those with limited financial means. The Sinfonia plays concerts for over 25,000 people each year, and is the only professional orchestra of its kind, offering all concerts free of admission charges, welcoming children to every performance, and dedicating over half its services to inner-city schools. Founded in 1989 by Artistic Director Jay Fishman, the Sinfonia is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization supported by corporate, foundation and individual contributors. For more information visit www.mnsinfonia.org or call 612-871-1701.

FOR CALENDARS: Minnesota Sinfonia Saint Cloud Holiday Family Pops: featuring Evelyn Nelson, soprano. Sunday, December 4, 3 p.m. Saint Mary’s Cathedral at 25 8th Avenue South, Saint Cloud , 56301. FREE. 612.871.1701. www.mnsinfonia.org


Emily Matejcek, Marketing & Development