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Minnesota Sinfonia Announces First Ever Tour to Greater Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN, May 09, 2012 --( The Minnesota Sinfonia to go on tour to greater Minnesota. The tour will feature nine greater Minnesota cities total, with five cities to be toured in June and four in September. June concerts will be held in Canby, Willmar, Granite Falls, Hutchinson and Red Wing, Minnesota. September concerts to be held in Pipestone, Jackson, Worthington and Redwood Falls, Minnesota.

All nine concerts will feature soprano soloist, Maria Jette. Ms. Jette has appeared with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Houston, Kansas City, San Luis Obispo, Santa Rosa, Charlotte, Buffalo, Grand Rapids, Austin and San Antonio Symphonies, New York Chamber Symphony and Portland Baroque Orchestra, and for many merry seasons with Ex Machina Antique Music Theatre in the Twin Cities. With conductor Helmuth Rilling, she’s sung Bach, Mozart and Haydn around the US, Germany, Spain, Venezuela, Japan and Canada. She’s performed her own production of Seuss/Kapilow’s Green Eggs & Ham for over 40,000 kids around the USA. She has been a regular guest over many seasons at the San Luis Obispo Mozart and Oregon Bach Festivals and the Oregon Festival of American Music and is often heard nationally on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. More at

The Minnesota Sinfonia will perform a variety of light family favorites as well as feature a selection of vocal pieces from the following: Georges Bizet’s Habanera from Carmen, 
Giacomo Puccini’s O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi, 
Harold Arlen’s Stormy Weather,
 Richard Rodgers’s Do-Re-Mi from The Sound of Music,
 Bob Thiel and George Weiss’s What a Wonderful World,
 Leonard Bernstein’s Tonight from Westside Story and American Folk Songs Shenandoah and Yankee Doodle.

Concerts are made possible with a generous grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board with funds from the Legacy Ammendment, Plum Creek and Pioneerland Library Systems and Red Wing Arts Association.

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: June 8 at 7pm, Canby High School,
 307 1st St W,
 Canby, MN 56220.
June 9 at 2pm, YME High School Auditorium,
 450 9th Ave
, Granite Falls, MN 56241.
June 9 at 7pm, Willmar Education and Arts Center,
 611 5th St SW
 Willmar, MN 56201.
June 10 at 2pm, Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center,
 4852 Reardon Ave SW,
 Suite 1700, 
Cokato, MN 55321.
June 13 at 7pm, Central Park,
 4th and West Avenue, 
Redwing, MN.
Free. 612.871.1701.
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Minnesota Sinfonia
Emily Matejcek

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