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.

“Paganini Pyro Techniques” Concert


Featuring Renowned Russian Violin Virtuoso


SATURDAY, JANUARY 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Temple of Aaron
616 S. Mississippi  River Blvd.
Saint Paul


SUNDAY, JANUARY 8 at 4:00 p.m.

Temple Israel
2324 Emerson Ave. S.


Holiday Celebration

Alion Oh, violinFeaturing 2016 Young Artist Competition Winner Alison Oh, violin

December 2, 2016 at 7pm
First Covenant Church
1280 Arcade St., Saint Paul

December 3, 2016 at 2pm
Basilica of St. Mary
1600 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis

Join the Sinfonia this holiday season for a variety of lighter fare and seasonal favorites including carols, waltzes, familiar classics, music from Broadway and much, much more. 2016 Young Artist Competition Senior Division Winner, Alison Oh, will perform Sarasate’s Gypsy Airs with the Sinfonia.

Concert Information

Sensational Season Opening


This weekend the Sinfonia marked the beginning of it’s 2016/17 winter season with a remarkable set of concerts at Metro State and the Basilica.  Highlights included Rachel Lee Priday performing a Conus violin concerto, and the premiere of a new work in memory of Jacqui Gardner.  Join us Dec 2nd and 3rd for Holiday Celebration!

Sinfoniafest 2016 is this Saturday!

2015 SinofniafestOnce again, The Minnesota Sinfonia is partnering with Summit Brewing Co. to host a fun night out at the Summit Beer Hall and Tap Room on Saturday, October 15.

Bring your friends and family over for a taste of one of your favorite local brews, and at the same time, help support the Sinfonia. Summit Brewery is graciously donating a portion of the beer sales to the Sinfonia, as their show of support for our programs and community service. We hope you’ll mark your calendars and join us for this fantastic Fall evening out!

The Minnesota Sinfonia String Quartet will perform at 7pm.

Saturday, October 15

4pm – 8pm
MN Sinfonia String Quartet performance: 7 pm
Summit Beer Hall & Tap Room
910 Montreal Circle, St. Paul

Winter Season Begins October 21st

Conductor Jay Fishman’s special tribute to his friend and long time Sinfonia supporter, Jacqui Gardner will be premiered on these concerts.

Guest artist Rachel Lee Priday has performed all over the world, and will join the Sinfonia in performances of Julius Conus’ Violin Concerto. Also on the program will be works by Dvorak and Haydn.

RLP-High-Res-Image-4Fri, October 21 at 7pm
Metropolitan State University
700 E. 7th Street
St. Paul

Sun, October 23 at 2pm
Basilica of St. Mary
88 North 17th Street

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Congratulations New Works Winners!

The Minnesota Sinfonia is excited to announce the 2016 Minnesota Sinfonia/McKnight Foundation New Works award recipients. The award is given by the Sinfonia to Minnesota-based composers for new chamber orchestra compositions.  Each composer receives a cash prize and will have his composition performed by the Sinfonia during the 2016-17 Winter Season.

Mark your calendars, and watch for more information about these composers. Details about the upcoming 2016-17 Winter Season can be found on the Upcoming Events page.

Jack Langdon, Angular Planes of Light
January 7 (7:30pm) at Temple of Aaron, St. Paul, MN
January 8 (4pm) at Temple Israel, Minneapolis, MM

David Frost, Suite on Original Themes in the Old Style 
February 24 (7pm) at Harding High School, St. Paul, MN
February 25 (2pm) at the Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis, MN

Warren Park, Three Musical Flavors
March 24 (7pm) at Roseville Lutheran Church, Roseville, MN
March 25 (2pm) at the Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis, MN

William Hohn, Sh’mot
April 7 (7pm) at Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN
April 9 (2pm) at the Church of the Annunciation, Minneapolis, MN

The New Works Program is supported by:

McKnight Square