Minneapolis, MN, July 24, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The Minnesota Sinfonia, a non-profit professional chamber orchestra, to go on tour with soprano soloist Maria Jette to outstate Minnesota. The September tour will feature four greater Minnesota cities the weekend of September 7-9, 2012 including Pipestone on Friday at 7pm, Worthington on Saturday at 2pm, Jackson on Saturday at 7pm and Redwood Falls on Sunday at 2pm, Minnesota.
The Minnesota Sinfonia is proud to be featuring superstar soprano soloist, Maria Jette. Ms. Jette has appeared with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, the Minnesota Sinfonia, 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 www.mariajette.com
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’ 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 Amendment as well as generous support from the Plum Creek and Pioneerland Library Systems.
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: Pipestone Family Pops with the Minnesota Sinfonia. September 7 at 7pm, Pipestone High School Auditorium, 1401 7th St S, Pipestone, MN 56164.
Worthington Family Pops with the Minnesota Sinfonia. Saturday September 8, 2pm, Center for Performing and Fine Arts MN West Community and Technical College, 1450 College Way, Worthington, MN 56187.
Jackson Family Pops with the Minnesota Sinfonia. Saturday September 8, 7pm, Jackson County Central Performing Arts Center, 1128 North Hwy, Jackson, MN 55146.
Redwood Falls Family Pops with the Minnesota Sinfonia. Sunday September 9, 2pm, Falls High School Performing Arts Center, 100 George Ramseth Dr., Redwood Falls, MN 56283.
Free. 612.871.1701. www.mnsinfonia.org