2017-18 Winter Concert Season

MISSION: The Minnesota Sinfonia’s serves the musical and educational needs of the citizens of Minnesota with a special emphasis on reaching families with young children, inner-city youth, seniors and those with limited financial means.


 

World Class

Rachel Lee Priday, violin

Richard Priday, cello

Jan. 12, 2018 | Friday, 7 p.m.

METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY
FOUNDERS HALL
700 7th St East, St Paul, MN 55106
Campus map

Jan. 13, 2018 | Saturday, 1 p.m. (new start time)

ANNUNCIATION CHURCH
509 W. 54th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419
(Parking lot behind church)

PROGRAM

  • PREMIERE!
    Richard Chandler:
    Sacred Geometry
    Made possible through the Minnesota Sinfonia’s New Works Program with support from the McKnight Foundation
  • 
Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 (Priday)
  • Edward Elgar: Serenade in E Minor for Strings
  • Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances Suite 1

 


Marvelous Miniatures

Amit Peled, cello

Amit Peled, cellist

Feb. 10, 2018 | Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

TEMPLE OF AARON
616 Mississippi River Blvd, St Paul, MN 55116

Feb. 11, 2018 | Sunday, 3 p.m. (new start time)

TEMPLE ISRAEL
2324 Emerson Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Arrive early to park in lot, plus street parking available

PROGRAM

  • PREMIERE!
    Phil Fried:
    Staycation Rumba
    Made possible through the Minnesota Sinfonia’s New Works Program with support from the McKnight Foundation
  • Franz Joseph Haydn: Concerto in C Major (Amit Peled)
  • Ernest Bloch: Prayer (Amit Peled)
  • Antonin Dvorak: Legends 2 and 3
  • Maurice Ravel: Mother Goose Suite

 


Keyboard Kaleidoscope

Loren Fishman, piano

Loren Fishman, pianist

 

March 2, 2018 | Friday, 7 pm

ROSEVILLE LUTHERAN CHURCH
1215 Roselawn Ave W, Roseville, MN 55113
Free parking in church lot

March 3, 2018 | Saturday, 2 p.m.

BASILICA OF SAINT MARY
1600 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Directions & parking

March 4, 2018 | Sunday, 3 p.m.

PARAMOUNT THEATER (Free-admission, however, please click here to reserve seats)
913 W St Germain St, St Cloud, MN 56301

PROGRAM

  • Jay Fishman: New work to be announced
  • Camille Saint Saens: Piano Concerto No. 2 in g minor (Loren Fishman)
  • Charles Gounod: Symphony No. 1

 


Mandolin Magic

Richard Kriehn, mandolin

Richard Kriehn, mandolin

April 13, 2018 | Friday, 7 p.m.

HARDING HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
1540 6th St E, St Paul, MN 55106
Free parking in school lot

April 14, 2018 | Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

FAIRMONT OPERA HOUSE
45 Downtown Plaza, Fairmont, MN 56031

April 15, 2018 | Sunday, 2 p.m.

BASILICA OF SAINT MARY
1600 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Directions & parking

PROGRAM

  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Procession of the Nobles

  • Antonio Vivaldi: Mandolin Concerto in D Major, RV 93
 (Richard Kriehn)
  • Vittorio Monti: Czardas
  (Richard Kriehn)
  • Richard Kriehn: Red Barn Waltz
 (Richard Kriehn)
  • Linda Haugen: New Composition Premiere
    Made possible through the Minnesota Sinfonia’s New Works Program with support from the McKnight Foundation
  • Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 82, Bear

 

 

 


Past 2017-18 Season Concerts

2017 Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from the Minnesota Sinfonia!

Featuring Katia Tesarczyk, violin soloist

Senior Division Winner of the Minnesota Sinfonia Young Artist Competition and the Claire Givens Violin Prize.

Dec. 1, 2017 | Friday, 7 p.m.

FIRST COVENANT CHURCH (NOTE: Corrected Address!)
1280 Arcade St, St Paul, MN 55106
Directions  (Free parking in lot)

Dec. 2, 2017 | Saturday, 2 p.m.

BASILICA OF SAINT MARY
1600 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Directions & parking

PROGRAM

Celebrate the holiday season with a variety of lighter fare including carols, waltzes, familiar classics, and show tunes. Selections will be chosen from the following:

Where the Lemons BloomJohann Strauss
My Fair Lady, Frederick Loewe
Concerto No. 2, Allegro con fuoco, Henri Wieniawski
     FEATURING Katia Tesarczyk, Violin soloist
Holiday Carols, arr. Leroy Anderson
     Pastores a Belen
     Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
Blue Goose Rag
, Raymond Birch
Swedish Rhapsody, Hugo Alfven
Einsugsmarch (Entrance March), Johann Strauss
Judas MaccabaeusGeorg F Handel
     March and Sing Unto God
Chanukah!
, Jay Fishman
Jingle Bell Rock, Jim Booth, Joe Beal
O Chanukah, O Chanukah, arr. Jay Fishman
Sleigh Ride, Leroy Anderson
Trepan, Peter Tchaikovsky

BONUS! JOIN US FOR A TOUR OF THE BASILICA

At 1:00 on Saturday, December 2, meet at the Sinfonia table for a special half-hour tour of the Basilica and view more than 200 works of art including nativity scenes from around the world.


Ilya’s Back!!

Ilya Kaler, violin

Ilya Kaler, violinist

MASTER CLASS!
Oct. 26, 2017 | Thursday, 3:30-5:30
U of M SCHOOL OF MUSIC, ULTAN RECITAL HALL
100 Ferguson Hall
2106 4th St S, MinneapolisMN 55455

Oct. 27, 2017 | Friday, 7 p.m.
METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY
FOUNDERS HALL
700 7th St East, St Paul, MN 55106
Campus map

Oct. 29, 2017 | Sunday, 2 p.m.
BASILICA OF SAINT MARY
1600 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Directions & parking

READ PROGRAM NOTES
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PROGRAMPREMIERE!

    • Paul SchulzButterfly Garden
      Made possible through the Minnesota Sinfonia’s New Works Program with support from the McKnight Foundation
    • Henryk Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 (Ilya Kaler)
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Rondo K 373 and Adagio K 261 (Ilya Kaler)
    • Sergei Prokofiev: Classical Symphony

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