2018-19 Winter Concert Season

MISSION:  To serve 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.

2018-19 Winter Concert Series

Our 29th Season is Dedicated to the Memory of Dorothy Jacobs

DECEMBER 5 | Wednesday, 7:00 pm

METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY, FOUNDERS HALL
387 Maria Ave, St Paul, MN 55106
Campus map

DECEMBER 8 | Saturday, 2:00 PM

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

DECEMBER 9 | Sunday, 1:30 PM

SHOLOM HOME WEST SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY
(LIMITED SEATING)
3620 Phillips Pkwy, St Louis Park, MN 55426 

Celebrate the Holidays with the Sinfonia at a family concert filled with carols, waltzes, familiar classics, show tunes, and other lighter fare.

This special concert will feature 13-year-old violinist Kana Aihara, Junior Division winner of the Sinfonia’s 2018 Young Artist Competition. Kana started her violin study at age six. She played for Ilya Kaler (returning for his third concert with the Sinfonia this season!) in his 2017 master class. Kana has won prizes in the Mary West Solo Competition by MNSOTA in 2015 and 2017, and has played in the Minnesota Youth Symphonies since 2014. A resident of Roseville, Minnesota, Kana studies the violin with Stephanie Arado. She also plays piano and loves to dance ballet.


 

“You will never hear the violin played more perfectly… ­New York Times

JANUARY 12 | Saturday, 7:30 PM

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

JANUARY 13 | Sunday, 3:00 PM

TEMPLE ISRAEL
2323 Freemont Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Arrive early to park in lot, plus street parking available

Ilya Kaler is the world’s only violinist to win the Gold Medal at all three of the most prestigious international competitions: the Tchaikovsky (1986), the Sibelius (1985), and the Paganini (1981). 

PROGRAM

To go deeper and learn the story behind the music and composers, read Maestro Fishman’s program notes

  • Ingrid Koller: A Simple Melody, world premiere of a new work (details)
    Made possible through the Minnesota Sinfonia’s New Works Program with support from McKnight Foundation
  • Henri Vieuxtemps: Concerto No. 5 (Ilya Kaler)
  • Jules Massenet: Meditation from Thais (Ilya Kaler)
  • George Bizet: Symphony in C Major

“…an irresistible powerhouse performance”— New York Times

FEBRUARY 8 | Friday, 7:00 PM 

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

FEBRUARY 9 | Saturday, 2:00 PM 

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

Alon Goldstein is one of the most original and sensitive pianists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence, dynamic personality, artistic vision and innovative programming.

PROGRAM

  • John Penny: Scenes from Heaven’s Little Faces, world premiere of a new work (details)
    Made possible through the Minnesota Sinfonia’s New Works Program with support from McKnight Foundation
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 (Alon Goldstein)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.  4

…“rich tone” and “virtuosic panache.” — New York Times

MARCH 8 | Friday, 7:00 PM  

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

MARCH 9 | Saturday, 2:00 PM 

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

Violinist Francesca Anderegg delivers insightful accounts of contemporary and classical music and has earned renown as a musical explorer of the first order.

PROGRAM

  • Scott Miller: Dialogues, world premiere of a new work (details)
    Made possible through the Minnesota Sinfonia’s New Works Program with support from McKnight Foundation
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto No. 5 in A Major (Francesca Anderegg)
  • Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 3

“…elegant, singing tone,” “expressive radiancy,” and “lustre.” — Reviews from around the world 

APRIL 5 | Friday, 7:00 PM  

FIRST COVENANT CHURCH
1280 Arcade St, St Paul, MN 55106
Directions  (Free parking in lot)

APRIL 6 | Saturday, 2:00 PM 

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

Experience Tanya Remenikova’s  “impassioned approach” to cello playing.

PROGRAM

  • Linda Tutas Haugen: World Premiere of the new work (details)
    Made possible through the Minnesota Sinfonia’s New Works Program with support from McKnight Foundation
  • Johann Christian Bach: Concerto in c minor (Tanya Remenikova)
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in G major. RV413  (Tanya Remenikova)
  • Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

PAST 2018-19 WINTER SEASON CONCERTS

October 26, 2018 | Friday,  7:00 pm

FIRST COVENANT CHURCH
1280 Arcade St, St Paul, MN 55106
Directions  (Free parking in lot)

October 28, 2018 |Sunday, 2:00 PM

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

Israeli-American cellist Amit Peled returns (with Pablo Casal’s cello!) to share his personal, musical, and spiritual journey playing works by Jewish composers. Listen to Amit’s sensational playing

PROGRAM

To go deeper and learn the story behind the music and composers, read Maestro Fishman’s program notes

  • Sergey Khvoshchinsky: Polechka (Little Polka), world premiere of a new work (details)
    Made possible through the Minnesota Sinfonia’s New Works Program with support from McKnight Foundation
  • David Popper: Hungarian Rhapsody (Amit Peled)
  • Joachim Stutschewsky: Hasidic Suite (Amit Peled)
  • Max Bruch:  Kol Nidrei (Amit Peled)
  • Jay Fishman: Yizkor for Mom (Remembrance) in memory of his mother, Dorothy Jacobs
  • Franz Joseph Hadyn: Symphony No. 96, Miracle

This project was made possible in part with the support of two funds of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation’s Foundation— Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council, and the Howard B. & Ruth F. Brin Jewish Arts Endowment. 

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AMIT PELED MASTER CLASS

Music students are invited to watch Amit Peled at MacPhail as he teaches a master class. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from the Grammy-nominated cellist, conductor, and pedagogue.  In his continued quest to make classical music more accessible, Mr. Peled recently published a children’s book A Cello Named Pablo and released a new cello technique method book The First Hour: A Cellist’s Daily Technical Regimen. 

CLASS DETAILS: Amit Peled Cello Master Class Oct 2018

October 27, 2018 | Saturday, 2:00 pm

MACPHAIL CENTER FOR MUSIC, ANTONELLO HALL
501 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401


The MN Sinfonia’s 29th Winter Concert Series is made possible, in part, by generous support from the following Foundations. Thank you!


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