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A note from Sinfonia Artistic Director Jay Fishman, and Board President Tina Enberg

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Our greetings, and we hope you are well and staying safe. We think you all will agree that despite COVID, a boiler breakdown at First Covenant Church, and of course the weather, thanks to you – our audiences and supporters – we had a truly exciting and amazing season. Our musicians were incredible and produced some of our best concert performances on record. Mendelssohn’s First Symphony, Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, and Bizet’s suite from L’Arlesienne were accompanied by premieres of several works by Minnesota composers, and we performed several compositions by composers of color that were new to the Sinfonia and to Twin Cities’ audiences.

Which all leads to our upcoming summer season. We are thrilled to announce a summer filled with family “lighter-side” performances and two “classical” programs! The lighter-side concerts will include everything from Strauss waltzes to South American tangos, music from Broadway to the movies (Harry Potter!), marches, polkas and much more. The first classical program will feature this year’s Young Artist senior division winner, Charlotte Lee, a great symphony in A Major by Luigi Boccherini, and a new work by Luke Soneral. The second program will include Franz Joseph Haydn’s ever-popular Clock Symphony, music from Peer Gynt by Edvard Grieg, a fantastic rhapsody by Johannes Brahms, and a premiere performance of a new work by Timothy Tharaldson. So, dust off the lawn chairs, clean up the picnic baskets, and mark down the dates listed here. We promise a fun-packed and incredible set of concerts that will be the perfect tonic for a far too long, frustrating, and yes, even debilitating winter. Make sure to invite your friends and relatives! It is time to do a bit of socializing.

Jay Fishman

Artistic Director

Tina Enberg

President, Board of Directors