Minneapolis, MN, February 16, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Award winning pianist and doctoral graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Department of Music, Dr. Loren Fishman is to perform with the Minnesota Sinfonia in St. Paul and Minneapolis on March 16 and 17. This will be Dr. Fishman’s third engagement with the Minnesota Sinfonia. A brilliant Sinfonia audience favorite, this season he will be performing Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 5 in E Flat Major, the Emperor.”
Also on the program, a Minnesota Sinfonia commission, “Romp between Serious Thoughts” by American Composer Jay Fishman and “Symphony No. 2 in B Flat Major, D. 125” by Franz Schubert.
Concerts will be held 7 p.m. Friday, March 16 at Founders Hall, Metropolitan State University at 700 East Seventh Street, St. Paul and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at the Basilica of Saint Mary at 88 17th Street North, Minneapolis. Admission is free and children are welcome to attend. Audience members should arrive early—all concerts are first-come, first-seated.
Dr. Fishman has won top awards in several national competitions. He has also been a soloist with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and the Northern Kentucky Chamber Orchestra. He has recently appeared in solo recitals at important Minnesota venues, including the Schubert Club at the Landmark Center in St. Paul, and Minnesota Public Radio’s 2011 Bach Anniversary Concert at the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel.
Dr. Fishman received his master’s and doctorate degrees in piano performance from the University of Minnesota, where he studied with the distinguished pianist Lydia Artymiw. He was the recipient of a Berneking Fellowship in 2007. He currently teaches piano in the Twin Cities, and is an Adjunct Professor of Piano at St. Cloud State University.
Additional Minnesota Sinfonia concert information is available at 612-871-1701 or www.mnsinfonia.org.
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 www.mnsinfonia.org or call 612-871-1701.
For Calendars: Minnesota Sinfonia Winter Concert Series IV: featuring Loren Fishman, piano. Friday, March 16, 7pm at Founders Hall, Metropolitan State University at 700 East 7th Street, St. Paul and Saturday, March 17 at 2pm, Basilica of Saint Mary at 88 17th Street North, Minneapolis. Free. 612.871.1701. www.mnsinfonia.org