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Award Winning French Violinist, Arnaud Sussmann, and the Minnesota Sinfonia

Minneapolis, MN, December 10, 2012 --( Avery Fisher Award winning, Arnaud Sussman to perform with the Minnesota Sinfonia this coming January. Postcard from Paris promises to be a sure hit with a world premiere composition, a renowned soloist and a symphony by an extremely respected french female composer. Mr. Sussman to perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto #5. Concerts will be held at Johnson High School in St. Paul on January 11 and Temple Israel in Minneapolis on January 13.

In addition to Mozart, the program will also feature Sinfonia Commission and World Premiere, Bad Things (happen to tiny toy wind-ups), by local composer, Randall Davidson. This piece was funded by a generous grant from the McKnight Foundation. Also on the program, Symphony No. 2 in D Major, opus 35, by french female composer, Louise Farrenc. (1804-1875)

Concerts will be held 7 p.m. Friday, January 11 at Johnson High School at 1349 Arcade Street in St. Paul, and 4 p.m. Sunday, January 13 at Temple Israel at 2324 Emerson Avenue South in Minneapolis. Admission is free and children are always welcome to attend. Audience members should arrive early - all concerts are first-come, first-seated.

Awarded a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2009, violinist Arnaud Sussmann has quickly established a reputation as a multi-faceted and compelling artist, earning the highest praise from both critics and audiences alike. Arnaud has performed as a soloist throughout the United States, Central America, Europe, and Asia, and at many renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Smithsonian Museum and the Louvre Museum. He has recently appeared with the New York Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Monaco Chamber Orchestra, Nice Orchestra, Orchestre des Pays de la Loire, El Salvador National Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and presented recitals in numerous cities around the world including New York, Memphis, Chicago, Panama City, San Salvador, London, Paris and St Petersburg.

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 Sinfonia is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization supported by corporate, foundation and individual contributors. For more information visit or call 612-871-1701.

For Calendars: Minnesota Sinfonia, Postcard from Paris: featuring Arnaud Sussmann, violin. Friday, January 11, 7pm, Johnson High School, 1349 Arcade Street, St. Paul, 55106 and Sunday, January 13, 4pm, Temple Israel, 2324 Emerson Avenue South, Minneapolis, 55405. Free. 612.871.1701.
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