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Minnesota Sinfonia at Como Park

St. Paul, MN, June 12, 2011 --( Visit the Como Zoo’s wide collection of exotic animals or peruse their lovely gardens and then stay for a performance by the Minnesota Sinfonia at the park’s pavilion. Their Como Park Family Pops Concert promises entertaining, lighter musical fare including Broadway and movie tunes, marches, and much more.

The Sinfonia program will be taken from the following pieces: Strauss’s “Blue Danube Waltzes”, “Radetzky March”, “Thunder and Lightening”, Puccini’s “Fantasy on La Boheme”, Dvorak’s “Slavonic dance 3”, Williams’s “Music from Harry Potter”, Offenbach’s “Ballet Parisien”, Ricketts’s “A Tribute to Louis Armstrong”, Mozart’s “Overture to the Marriage of Figaro”, Joplin’s “The Fig Tree Rag”, Grieg’s “Lyric Pieces”, Mascagni’s “Intermezzo from Cavallaria Rusticana”, Hammerstein’s “Medley from the King and I”.

Como’s beautiful Lakeside Pavilion is home to concerts, musicals and plays throughout the summer. For more information about Como Zoo, please visit their website at

The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3 at Como Park Pavilion, 1360 N Lexington Pkwy, St. Paul, 55103. Admission is free and children are welcome to attend. Audience members should arrive early—all concerts are first-come, first-seated.

Additional Minnesota Sinfonia concert information is available at 612-871-1701 or

The Minnesota Sinfonia is a professional chamber orchestra whose mission is to serve the musical and educational needs of the citizens of Minnesota, especially families with children, inner-city youth, seniors and those with limited financial means. The Sinfonia plays concerts for over 25,000 people each year, and is the only professional orchestra of its kind, offering all concerts free of admission charges, welcoming children to every performance, and dedicating over half its services to inner-city schools. Founded in 1989 by Artistic Director Jay Fishman, the Minnesota Sinfonia is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization supported by corporate, foundation and individual contributors. For more information, to make a donation, or for a list of upcoming performances, visit or call 612-871-1701.

For Calendars: Minnesota Sinfonia: Como Park Family Pops Concert. Sunday, July 3 at 7:30pm. Como Park Pavilion at 1360 N Lexington Pkwy, St. Paul, 55103. Free. 612.871.1701.

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Emily Matejcek

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