Summer 2017 Concerts 

The Sinfonia had a fantastic summer season. Folks brought lawn chairs, kids, dogs, toys, and picnics and enjoyed beautiful music in some of the Twin Cities’ most beautiful parks.


Special thanks to the following foundations and sponsors, whose generosity ensures the Sinfonia is able to offer programs free to the public. Thank you!

Church of the Annunciation | Basilica of St. Mary | North End Hardware & Rental | Stone Arch Bridge Festival

Past 2017 Summer Concerts

Download 2017 Summer Flyer

Final Summer Classical Concert

Dvořák 8!

Featuring the Talented 2017
Youth Outreach Week Participants

FRIDAY, JULY 21 (7:30)

Be amazed as you experience a concert featuring the MN Sinfonia Orchestra and some of the most talented youth players in the Twin Cities. This concert is the culmination of the Sinfonia’s annual Youth Outreach Week, providing young musicians the opportunity to “live the life” for a week as they learn from, rehearse with, and perform with professional musicians.

Lake Harriet Band Shell

4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis
(NOTE: Due to road construction around the Band Shell, give yourself plenty of time to find parking on the street or in the lot)

 Rain site |8:30 p.m.
Basilica of Saint Mary, 1600 Hennepin Ave.,


Children’s Concert

THURSDAY, JULY 13 (10:30 a.m.)

Bring coffee, lawn chairs, and the kids for a fun, kid-sized concert in a beautiful North Minneapolis park:

Webber Park

4300 Webber Parkway, Minneapolis
(park in the lot)

 SORRY, NO RAIN SITE. If the weather does not look cooperative, we will decide on Wednesday, July 12 if we must cancel this concert.

“Lighter Side” Concerts

FRIDAY, JULY 7 (7:30)

Lake Harriet Band Shell

4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway,
(park on the street or in the lot)

 Rain site | 7:30 p.m.
Church of the Annunciation,
509 W. 54th St, Minneapolis

Selected Works from the Following:

Blue Danube Waltzes Johann Strauss

Fur Elise Ludwig Van Beethoven

Polka Arranged Jay Fishman

Waltz Antonin Dvořák

Tip Toe Through the Tulips Joe Burke

International Rag Irving Berlin L’infidele Tony Murena

Selections from the Water Music George Frederic Handel

Topsy Turvy from The Hunchback of Notre Dame Alan Menken

Mexican Dance David Frost

Ol’ Man River Jerome Kern

Thunder and Lightning Polka Johann Strauss

The Thunderer March John Philip Sousa

SUNDAY, JULY 2 (7:30)

Como Park Pavilion

1360 Lexington Parkway N.,
Saint Paul
Plan to arrive early for best parking and seating!

From Beethoven to Brahms: The Classic to Romantic Transition

Thursday, June 22 concert moved to First Covenant Church

Brahms was 21 the first time he heard Beethoven’s “9th Symphony.” He was so inspired he began to sketch ideas for his own masterpiece.

Click on the blue text below to link to Conductor Jay Fishman’s fun and fascinating program notes about the masterworks we’ll hear at the June 22 & 23 concerts:

Für Elise WoW 59, Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Symphony No. 103 in E flat Major, The Drumroll, Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Symphony No. 5 in B flat Major, D. 485, Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Rhapsody (fr op. 119), Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

THURSDAY, JUNE 22 (7:00)

 Rain site | 7:00 p.m.
First Covenant Church
1280 Arcade St, Saint Paul (Directions)

(Originally, concert was planned to be held at Lake Phalen Amphitheater, 1600 Phalen Drive, St. Paul Directions)

FRIDAY, JUNE 23 (7:30)

Lake Harriet Band Shell

4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis

 Rain site | 7:00 p.m.
Church of the Annunciation, 509 W. 54th St, Minneapolis (Directions)


You are invited to join us for a very special “Lighter Side” Concert of popular classical works, waltzes and show tunes performed for our friends at

Sholom Home West

3620 Phillips Parkway,
(park in the lot)

SUNDAY, JUNE 18 (Noon)

We kick off the summer season with a performance on Father’s Day at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival! Look for us on stage at

Father Hennepin Park

420 S.E. Main Street,
Directions and parking info


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